US data center provider TierPoint has announced plans to build a new facility in St. Louis Missouri.

The St. Louis-based company plans to build a 23,000 square foot (2,100 sq m), Tier III data center in the Westport area of St. Louis County.

The facility will include 14,500 sq ft (1,350 sqm) of production or raised floor space.

TierPoint said it is investing $20 million in the project and has already secured an anchor tenant for the new facility, which is expected to open in the second quarter of 2022.

“Our decision to build this new facility was driven by strong and growing demand for world-class data center space in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest,” said TierPoint chairman and CEO Jerry Kent. “As a lifelong resident of the area, I’m extremely pleased that TierPoint was in position to answer this demand and expand the geographic diversity of the region’s commercial data center options.”

TierPoint operates two other data centers in and around St. Louis, along with a fourth Missouri data center in the Kansas City area.

“Missouri is a leading destination for businesses in the tech industry, and we are excited that TierPoint is expanding its footprint in our state by establishing a fourth facility here,” said Governor Mike Parson. “TierPoint’s investment in Missouri, when it has the ability to locate anywhere in the country, proves our central location and business-friendly economy is fostering market access and creating economic opportunity. We appreciate TierPoint choosing to grow in Missouri and look forward to its continued success.”

Construction has started on the new data center. The architect and general contractor on the project are St. Louis-based Architextures SP and ARCO Construction.

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