Groundbreaking of $1 B Data Center Held in Elk Grove Village

Groundbreaking Held for $1Billion Data Center in Elk Grove Village

Prime Data Centers, a data center solutions provider has announced the groundbreaking of its $1 Billion Chicago data center campus at 1600 East Higgins Road in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Prime Data plans to create the largest data center campus in Greater Chicago. 

The Data center will serve:


 - Major cloud providers

 - Global Internet businesses

 - Colocation companies

 - Fortune 500 enterprises


Capacity News states that the new facility, known as Prime ORD1, will deliver 384,000 square feet and up to 72MW of capacity to the market and build to the availability, connectivity and power density requirements of the biggest cloud brands.


"On behalf of everyone at Prime, I would like to thank Elk Grove Village and the numerous contractors and team members involved in readying ORD-01 for groundbreaking. The partnership between Elk Grove and the data center industry has led to unprecedented growth and positive economic impact. Looking ahead, we will continue to partner with forward-thinking governments, executing on an aggressive, multinational expansion plan that will establish Prime as the data centre foundation for the global proliferation of content creation and cloud solutions."

Chief executive officer at Prime Data Center | Nicolas Laag


PR Newswire reports that Elk Grove Village's tax incentive plan and increased regional demand created a unique opportunity for Prime Data Centers.


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Prime is one of the industry's fastest-growing global data center providers with numerous planned and existing locations across the United States and Europe. Prime Data Centers is a wholesale data center developer and operator with a global footprint. The company excels at designing and delivering custom large-scale data center solutions for leading enterprise clients. Prime's core product portfolio ranges from 8 MW to 175 MW hyperscale facilities that can be build-to-suit, powered shell, or turnkey. 

Data Center Dynamics stated that ORD-01 is the first of three planned buildings that will be marketed as a single-tenant hyperscale data center. The 384,000 square foot building will deliver 200,000 square feet of data hall space and up to 72MW across three stories.

According to Governor JB Pritzker, there are now 15 operating data centers investing more than $4.6 billion in our communities - all while creating hundreds of jobs. 

Two more buildings are planned; building B will be another three-story construction, offering 162,000 square feet of data hall space and 63MW, while building C will offer 36MW across two stories and 94,000 square feet of data hall space. Timelines for completion have not been shared yet.


DataBid is currently reporting on this project - Prime Data Centers Corporation Data Center Campus - Elk Grove Village  (0049060122)


Posted by Judy Lamelza

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