CyrusOne, a real estate investment trust, has broken ground on the first phase of its new data centre campus in Allen, Texas.
The site will comprise three data centres, which together will provide over 100MW of available power. The first data centre will cover an area of 340,000 sq ft. The new data centre campus is estimated to cost almost a billion dollar and will increase the company’s total footprint in Texas to over 1.7 million sq ft.
CyrusOne executive vice president and general counsel Robert Jackson said: "We couldn't be more excited to be here to ground break on our latest, state-of-the-art data center in Allen.
"Throughout this process everyone with the city and Allen's Economic Development team was a pleasure to work with and we're grateful that we could together bring this opportunity to fruition."
Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell added: "We appreciate CyrusOne locating a facility in Allen that will provide a great deal of additional sales and property taxes, which greatly benefits our city and schools."