Compass Datacenters has commenced construction of its first data center in Loudoun County, Virginia. The 6MW building will be located on Compass’ announced Loudoun campus, which is planned for 500,000 square feet and 75MW of critical IT capacity.
Compass Datacenters’ campus strategy would be a “natural evolution” of its traditional business model, which was focused on wholesale core data centers, “optimized for cost, quality and fast delivery.”
“Our Northern Virginia data center campus is part of a strategic initiative to develop Compass campuses in high-demand cloud and hyperscale markets,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “In addition to construction beginning on our Loudoun campus, we also recently procured land in Phoenix and two other major markets to continue our campus development strategy.”
“Northern Virginia is one of the most dynamic data center markets in the world. Over the past several months, we’ve been working diligently on the site preparing pads for the first building,” said added Mr. Crosby. “We have now begun construction on the first data center, with subsequent buildings to follow.”
Compass Datacenters stated it has worked closely with Loudoun County on each step in the process, initial site selection, acquisition, permitting and master planning.
“Data centers are a major driver of our economy, and I’m thrilled to see Compass breaking ground on the first building of their Loudoun campus,” said Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of Loudoun County Economic Development. “Compass has been a great community partner and has been a responsible and responsive leader in their approach and design toward development. Compass is a world-class operator, and we’re very excited to watch them grow in the world’s most dynamic data center market.”