Up to 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic flows through Loudoun County’s nearly six million sq. ft. of data centers each day, dubbing the Northern Virginia region “Data Center Alley.” DPR has long been a part of the growing data center presence in Virginia and continued its role in the economic development of the county with the 45-acre Equinix Ashburn North campus project.
The project added 1.2 million sq. ft. of new data center space, contained within five new data centers, to Equinix’s existing stock of 10 data centers in the North Ashburn area. Major components of the early phases of the project, completed in early 2016, included the mass earthwork, wet and dry utilities, paving and landscaping.