Vantage Purchase 49-Acre Plot
According to Phoenix Business Journal, American colocation provider Vantage Data Centers has acquired a 49-acre plot of land on the corner of Bullard Avenue and Van Buren Street. The records were originally discovered within the Vizzda real estate database and in this space the company is planning to build a 160MW colocation campus in Goodyear, Arizona. If this plans does come to fruition it would become their largest data center location after completion.
The approval and permitting of the design and the planning of the site are underway, with construction expected to begin in the first months of 2019. The first 32MW data center is expected to be online in early 2020.
The company Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of wholesale data centers in North America which is Santa Clara-based, already owns seven data centers across California, Northern Virginia and Washington, and has another two currently under construction.
Its latest project would be planned to be located in Goodyear, which is a suburb of Phoenix named after the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which previously was known to be used to grow cotton across the region.
Phoenix Business Journal reports that the 100-acre plot of land was acquired by Kent Circle Partners in 2011 for $4.72 million. Fifty-one acres were previously sold to DBM Ventures for $4.59 million, while the remainder 50 acre has now been purchased by Vantage for $12.76 million.
The upcoming campus will constitute of three data center buildings and office space, totalling more than a million square feet.
“We are excited Vantage chose Goodyear for its largest data center campus to date,” said Goodyear’s Mayor Georgia Lord. “This innovative company leads the way in energy efficient, sustainable data centers. They are changing the landscape of the West Valley to a forward-thinking focus. We welcome them to our growing cluster of technology-based businesses and foresee a great partnership emerging.”
In December of 2018, Vantage announced they have intention of acquiring Canada’s 4Degrees Colocation for $200 million, adding to their list of ownership of data centers, located in Montréal and Quebec City.
The campus will total 160MW of critical load. Once completed, the campus will contain more than one million square feet of space. It will be the largest of Vantage’s current and planned campuses once fully developed.
“We continue to strategically expand Vantage’s footprint based on customer and market demands,” said Sureel Choksi, President and CEO of Vantage Data Centers. “This newest development in Goodyear is an ideal location for our customers due to its low power costs, rich national fiber-optic connectivity, and the city’s supportive development processes. Our strong sales pipeline is a testament that customers are attracted to our high-quality data centers with a focus on sustainable development and operational excellence.”