Hyperscale data center provider Yondr Group, has today announced the acquisition of 270 acres of land in Loudoun and Prince William Counties, Northern Virginia.

This set of properties were acquired in partnership with JK Land Holdings, a land procurement firm. As announced, they have today closed the acquisition deal for the 270 acres land and Yondr plans to use the properties in both counties for the development of data centers, expected to support the delivery of 500MW of critical IT capacity when fully built out.

“With our Americas expansion plan in full swing, being strategically located in Northern Virginia will allow our clients to access the country’s largest data center corridor. Our partnership with JK Land Holdings and support from both county governments will allow our clients to grow at scale in this metro,” said Éanna Murphy, Senior Vice President of Operations, Americas at Yondr Group.

The close of this acquisition is coming about 2 weeks after the company announced a $2 billion data center expansion plan spread across the United States, Canada, Central and South America. The deal further reflects Yondr’s commitment to establish its data center footprints across five continents by 2024.

“The pandemic year has demonstrated the need to demystify data centers as businesses, educational institutions and the entertainment industry went primarily remote,” said Buddy Rizer, Executive Director, Loudoun County Economic Development.

“The full impact of data centers goes beyond the physical infrastructure. We welcome Yondr to Loudoun County and look forward to working with them and our own JKLH as they contribute to the growth of the region and create a lasting impact on our communities and local residents.”

With the new site located in close proximity to Northern Virginia’s major fiber path and power transmission lines, Yondr aims to have its first capacity ready for service towards the end of 2022.