Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has leased a former AT&T data center in Brentwood, Tennessee.

It is currently unclear what the facility will be used for, though VUMC has said that it will help to meet the needs of its growing health system.

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The former AT&T data center in Brentwood, Tennessee – Mapletree Industrial Trust

Set on a 43-acre property located at 402 Franklin Road, the building spans 347,500 sq ft (32,284 sqm). Its current zoning would allow it to be used for medical office space, though plans for the building and adjacent property are still under development.

“The size of this property and its location will help the Vanderbilt Health System strengthen its mission to serve the health care needs of patients near and far much as the One Hundred Oaks facility has. We are excited about the property’s potential and look forward to working with local community leaders as we plan for its future,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and chief health system officer for VUMC.

The AT&T data center in Brentwood was bought for $110 million in 2018 by Mapleetree Redwood Data Centre Trust, as part of a portfolio of 14 data centers across the US from Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT. At that time, AT&T said that it would be continuing to use the data center until its lease expired in late 2023.

The building was first constructed in 1974.

VUMC is Nashville's largest hospital, and saw $12.82 billion in gross patient revenue and 15,369 total employees in 2022. The hospital is currently constructing a 15-level, 650,000 sq ft (60,385 sqm) tower that will add 180 inpatient beds and 11 operating rooms to its Midtown campus.