Cushman & Wakefield has just listed an operational Volo data center for auction, a facility that was constructed by HSBC and most recently occupied by Capital One.

Listed on LoopNet, the vacant data center is located at 300 South Fish Lake Road, Volo, Illinois. The facility sits on a 42-acre site and spans 160,000 square feet with 28,500 square feet of raised floors (two data halls with 14,250 square feet each) and currently have 5.4MW total power capacity. The site also offers a 1,000,000-gallon water cooling tank and five two-megawatt MTU Detroit diesel generators with three additional generators available if needed outside the sales transaction.

As announced, the auction is scheduled to run from June 6 through June 8, 2023 with a starting bid of US$ 5 Million.

With proximity to metropolis across Chicago and Milwaukee, the data center features fiber carriers that include Comcast, Verizon and Zayo was well as dark fiber currently available for connection with other carriers. Also for further expansion, Cushman & Wakefield states that the data center can support an additional 36MW utility power with redundant 40-MVA feeds and an opportunity to expand the facility to 310,000 square feet.

Recent data center development in Illinois

About 6 months ago, Oracle announced the opening of its fourth Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in the U.S., which is located in Chicago, Illinois. The new region will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, while the company intend to uphold its commitment to sustainability across its worldwide cloud regions.

Prime Data Centers  is also building its $1 Billion (USD) data center campus, sited on a total of over 750,000 square feet space in Elk Grove Village, Chicago, Illinois, with a plan of delivering up to 175MW of IT load capacity at full build-out.

Last year, Data center company CloudHQ, announced a partnership with Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), an energy provider, to develop a hyperscale data center campus in Illinois, converting the former United Airlines HQ in Mount Prospect to a $2.5 billion, 1.5 million square foot hyperscale data center facility.