US data center operator EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure has broken ground on a new campus in Santa Clara, California.

The company this week announced that work had started on the first of two planned data centers on the corner of Juliet Lane and Laurelwood Road. The two-story SV01 will offer 36MW across a total of 255,200 sq ft (23,700 sqm).

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Upon completion, the LEED designed campus will support 72MW across 540,000 sq ft (50,170 sqm) of space. Utility power will be available at the site through Silicon Valley Power beginning in Q1 2024.

"EdgeCore entered 2023 poised for rapid growth and today's announcement of our Silicon Valley campus groundbreaking is the exciting start to a busy year of development," said Jeff Dorr, president and chief financial officer, EdgeCore. "To ensure the exacting standards of our customers are exceeded, EdgeCore's commitment to infusing sustainable building and operational practices in each high-performance, ready-for-occupancy data center we construct continues with this Santa Clara facility."

Launched in 2018, EdgeCore operates six data center campuses across the US, spanning Phoenix, Arizona, Virginia, and Silicon Valley. The company submitted plans to build a data center in Berkshire, UK in 2021 on the site of a former HP office.

The company was acquired by Partners Group last year. EdgeCore said Partners Group will invest up to $1.2 billion to fund the acquisition and buildout of existing and future data center sites.

This expansion is reportedly the ‘first of several’ development projects EdgeCore has slated to begin in 2023.

On its website, the company lists plans for a future campus in Reno Nevada. The 1.3 million sq ft (120,800 sqm) site on Peru Drive will offer 180MW across five two-story buildings and is set to launch in 2024.

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