Sabey Data Center Properties, based in Seattle, plans to build a 490,000-square-foot data center on 38 acres of land it has acquired in Ashburn. Sabey, the largest privately-owned data center owner, operator and developer on the West Coast, said in a news release that construction on Intergate.Ashburn should be under way by late summer. Acting as general contractor will be Sabey Construction Inc., Sabey’s in-house firm. Sabey already has started a leasing initiative, with the company going after government, social media, health-care and cloud service providers.
The site is close to Washington-Dulles International Airport in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor. Northern Virginia is recognized as the second largest data center market on the East Coast after the New York metro market. “Ashburn is another critical node in the array of data centers that Sabey is assembling to serve its customer base. With campuses in the New York City and Washington, D.C. metro areas, we are significantly enhancing our strategic presence and capacity as a national provider of data centers,” said John Sabey, president of Sabey Data Center Properties. “Ashburn is a prime location that delivers many of the qualities our clients are looking for.”
The NOVA campus will be similar in design to that of Intergate.Quincy, a 520,000-square-foot-project under construction in central Washington. Three buildings will offer Sabey’s turnkey data center products in both multi- and single-tenant lay-outs. The company said the site will be served with over 70 megawatts of power, accommodating tenants with varying design challenges and power requirements.
Sabey also recently announced the purchase of 375 Pearl St., a one million-square-foot data center project in New York City that will open in 2012 as Intergate.Manhattan.
Altogether, the company has a portfolio of more than 3 million square feet of data center space. It holds an equity partnership with National Real Estate Advisors (NREA), a third-party real estate investment management and advisory firm, wholly owned by the National Electrical Benefit Fund, a defined pension fund that provides retirement benefits to employees in the electrical industry.