Digital Fortress has unveiled a new wholesale data center campus in Richmond, Virginia

The first facility on the site has day-one availability of 18,270 sq ft (1,700 sq m) and 4.1MW of capacity in a single data hall, with a 200,000 sq ft (18,500 sq m) shell core expansion space supporting up to 25MW ready to deliver. When fully built out, the 75-acre campus could support up to 500,000 sq ft (46,450 sq m) of floorspace and up to 100MW.

“Richmond is a rapidly growing data center hub which is a highly connected and cost-effective location for enterprise and hyperscale customers,” said Juan Saca, CEO of Digital Fortress.

The facility is located just under 10 miles from Richmond International Airport and 20 miles from Richmond. The company says it has invested $100 million into the site, which is built to Tier III requirements and is Gold LEED Certified.

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“Our facility in Richmond is a pristine facility built to top specifications and fully LEED Gold Certified, meeting the performance, ESG and connectivity requirements of the world’s most demanding enterprise and hyperscale customers,” said Jhoan Checo, chief sales officer at Digital Fortress.

“With significant expansion capabilities within the existing data center shell and on the wider campus, we look forward to welcoming the needs of our most demanding digital economy customers and serving their needs from Richmond.”

Digital Fortress was originally formed in 2012 from the merger of digital.forest and Fortress Colocation Services and owned by Halyard Capital, Meritage Funds, and Sweetwater Capital. It was bought by Chirisa Capital Management in 2017.

The company has data centers in Seattle, Colorado, Chicago, and New Jersey. Earlier this year the company acquired three data centers in Oregon from MSP Atmosera.