US data center firm Flexential is planning a new facility in Denver, Colorado.

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The company this week announced it was developing its fifth data center in the city, in the southern district of Parker. Set on 17 acres, the 249,000 sq ft (23,130 sqm) facility will offer 22.5MW of capacity provided by Core Electric.

The company will begin pre-leasing in the second half of 2024 for a 2026 go-live date.

"Flexential is expanding its data center presence across the nation, and our growth in Denver highlights our role in leading industry innovation and meeting market needs,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential. "This new Denver facility is a cornerstone of our strategy, aimed at boosting Denver's tech sector with cutting-edge, scalable computing solutions. This project reflects our commitment to forward-looking, high-density, and sustainable computing infrastructures designed to support the evolving digital needs of enterprise businesses.”

Flexential currently operates four data centers in Denver – in downtown, Aurora, Centennial, and Englewood – totaling 510,000 sq ft (47,380 sqm) and around 27MW.

Data center operators including CoreSite, Expedient, DataBank, QTS, Iron Mountain, H5, EdgeConneX, and IPI-owned RadiusDC are all present around Denver.