Prime Data Centers has today announced that it is expanding its presence into the U.S. Midwest market with a planned investment of up to $1 Billion for the development of a hyperscale data center campus located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Planned to deliver 150MW of IT load capacity upon full build, the new data center campus is expected to house three facilities with a total of over 750,000 square foot space. With this project, Prime looks forward to delivering the largest data center campus in the Chicago – O’Hare market.

“We are excited to enter into the Midwest with the development of our new 150MW campus. This rare project will enable hyperscalers, large enterprises and retail colocation providers to meet the growing capacity demands. In addition, it helps Elk Grove Village solidify its competitive position as premier data center destination,” said Jeff Barber, EVP of Sales and Business Development, Prime Data Centers.

“Prime’s Partnership-as-a-Service model provides potential customers with flexible options, including build-to-suit, turnkey or powered shell. Prime can even structure joint venture models where the tenant actually owns a significant percentage of the facility. This flexibility, coupled with sales tax abatement advantages, has led to significant interest in this project. We look forward to announcing additional milestones around this project as we move ahead to meet the evolving needs of the world’s leading brands.”

For the Chicago campus, Prime Data Centers acquired four parcels of land along the Busse Road Corridor which was approved by the Elk Grove Village Board.

Also in Elk Grove Village, Dallas-headquartered data center developer and operator Skybox Datacenters announced in March that it is developing a new data center in Elk Grove Village, Chicago, through a joint venture with Prologis Inc​. This Skybox facility is designed to provide up to 30MW of load capacity across an area of 189,000 square feet.