It’s official: Sabey Corporation will build a 525,000-square-foot data center campus in Quincy, Wash., the company said today. Sabey will break ground this summer on Intergate.Quincy, which will feature three data center facilities on 40 acres.
Sabey Corp. decided to build the campus in Quincy after its leasing success at its Intergate.Columbia in nearby East Wenatchee, where T-Mobile and VMware signed on as tenants within a year of groundbreaking. Sabey, a Seattle-based developer, began evaluating prospects for a data center in Quincy in 2007, and has listed the project on its web site for several months.
The new development continues the data center building boom in central Washington, where Microsoft, Yahoo, Ask.com and Intuit, have opened large data centers, drawn by the area’s low power rates and clean hydro-electric power from nearby dams on the Columbia River. Sabey notes that while the other projects are company-built and operated, Intergate.Sabey is “wholesale” data center space designed for companies who prefer to lease rather than own.
“It’s clear that the concept of leasing makes sense to major data center operators,” said John Ford, Director of Technology Real Estate for Sabey Corporation. “Our tenants design their interior modifications, while we provide them the economies of scale for shell and core. We also offer the infrastructure and mechanical system options to make their operations and budgets much more efficient.”
Like other data centers in Quincy, the Sabey facilities will benefit from a low carbon footprint due to its use of hydro power rather than coal-based electricity as well as the favorable climate for evaporative cooling to boost energy efficiency.
Sabey has submitted plans for a 50-megawatt data center campus similar to Intergate.Columbia, with two 186,000 square foot data centers, and two smaller buildings on a 40-acre site it purchased from the Port of Quincy.
Intergate.Quincy will be designed and constructed by the same team that completed Intergate.Columbia, including Sabey Construction, Inc., Callison Architecture, The McKinstry Company, Veca Electrical, Engineers Northwest and ESW Consultants.