First announced earlier this year, Patronus Data Center is currently finalizing the details for its newest Texas data center in Frisco. The company’s plans include four clustered structures on a 35-acre site near Dallas.
The construction will take place in four phases and will see the completion of approximately 500,000 square feet of data center space. The first phase would include the establishment of the first 125,000 square foot data center building, which will feature 30,000 square feet of office space.
All told, the project will cost an estimated $250 million for property improvements and will also create 40 employment opportunities for the local community. Phase one, scheduled to begin before the end of 2014, will cost about $60 million.
The data center site is situated next to an electricity substation providing up to 50 MW of power capacity. Additionally, the structure has the potential to be upgraded to offer 250 MW of power for the new Texas data center.
Patronus, founded in October 2013, has hired data center building consultancy Gensler to design the new Texas data center. The company has noted that due to local guidelines, the building will be created to match the look of the current community. This project marks not only the first real estate property for Patronus, but is also the first data center planned within the city of Frisco.
In addition to its close proximity to power resources, the site is also close to the state’s data center fiber optic network. In addition, Patronus Data Center vice president Ryan Sullivan noted that the region provides a “path of growth,” as there are no other data center service providers currently in the area.
“The Far North Dallas area is almost always short-listed when corporations evaluate potential office relocation, and we hope to capitalize on that trend by delivering new data center product to support that commercial growth in Frisco,” Sullivan said.