Developer Stream Data Centers has started construction of a new data center development in The Woodlands, a master-planned community north of downtown Houston, Texas.
The Stream Private Data Center is a ground-up, purpose-built data center development totaling 73,320 square feet, built to withstand 146-mph winds and uplift. Stream is designing the facility to achieve LEED Gold Certification.
“As the Houston economy continues to grow, we see continued growth in data center demand from corporate users,” said Rob Kennedy, co-managing partner of Stream Data Centers. “The Stream Private Data Center in The Woodlands offers corporate users a wholesale data center option located within a master-planned setting.”
The project is Stream’s fifth data center development in Texas in the last four years. Stream recently completed a data center in the Dallas Market and is active in Denver and San Antonio.
The Houston data center will deliver 3.375 megawatts of critical load with the ability to easily expand to 6.75 megawatts across 30,000 square feet of raised floor, Stream said. The building can either be leased by a single tenant or divided into three 10,000 square foot data center suites with 1.125 megawatts of crtical power. Each suite is configured with private disaster recovery office space, a private utility yard, and independent power and cooling infrastructure. The facility will be fully-commissioned and ready for occupancy April 1, 2013.
The Woodlands has attracted major corporate facilities from companies such as Anadarko, FOX Sports and Mckesson Specialty Health.
“The Woodlands has grown significantly from corporate expansions and relocations in recent years,” said Gil Staley of the Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership. “Stream Data Centers’ new Private Data Center development will give these companies a purpose-built option in which to house their growing IT infrastructure locally.”