Site: QTS Chicago

Company: QTS
Metro: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Region: North America
Address: 2800 S. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Site Stats:
Current Under Construction Potential Expansion Total at Full Buildout
Building SqFt: 29,450 29,450
Gross SqFt: 4,459 7,896 12,356
Usable SqFt:
Office SqFt: 271 271
Power (MW): 6.00 (est) 50.00 56.00 (est)
Ownership: QTS owns the building.

Data Center Notes:


  • The campus was a former Sun Times Press Facility and was acquired in 2014. [1]
  • The campus is 30 acres (an unusually large plot of land) near downtown Chicago.)
  • 467,000 sq. ft. facility
  • 208,000 sq. ft. raised floor within existing building
    • DH1 is 48,000 sq. ft
    • DH2 is 80,000 sq. ft
    • DH3 80,000 sq. ft
  • 2,925 sq. ft. leasable office space
  • Three loading docks available with dock levelers
  • LEED Gold Certified

Power

  • Configuration options: N+1, 2N
  • 125MW of critical power capacity
  • UPS power in an N+1 configuration
  • Generator power in an N+1 configuration

Cooling

  • 26+ indirect heat exchanger cooling units 400/367/250 kW
  • Temperature and humidity sensors installed in data halls providing
  • remote indications and alarms to on-site and off-site facility personnel
  • VESDA smoke detection above and below raised floors
  • Fully automated Building Management System providing remote
  • indications and operations capabilities
  • WonderWare monitoring for electrical systems

Future Expansion

QTS has the ability to add an additional 213,000 square feet of raised floor and 32 megawatts of power in Building 2 for a total of 346,000 square feet of raised floor and 56 megawatts of power within the campus.

Building Gross SqFt Currently Built-Out Future GrossSqFt to be Added Total When Built Out
Building 1 48,000 85,000 133,000
Building 2 0 213,000 213,000

Data Center Access

For the first data room, the company built a configuration room next to the receiving area, so technicians can unload and unpack equipment without moving it greater distances. QTS installed the lift next to the configuration room so servers can be conveniently transferred to the raised computing floor. Similarly, the site plan calls for each data room to have its own secure receiving area, configuration room and lift.

References:


1. QTS Press Release July 9, 2014

Map:

2800 S. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

SITES within 15 miles of QTS Chicago

Distance Site name SqFt MW
2 miles Equinix Chicago CH1, CH2, & CH4 296,927 8.20
2 miles Colocation America CH1
2 miles 350 E Cermak - Digital Realty 1,133,391 100.00
2 miles 725 S Wells - 1547 Critical Systems 42,000 5.00
2 miles Digital Capital Chicago 0.60
2 miles Atlantic Metro ORD3 10,000 0.75
2 miles Steadfast Chicago 725 Wells 30,000 5.00
2 miles Lightower Chicago 725 S Wells
2 miles Colo@ Chicago 1.50
2 miles Netrality Chicago: 717 S Wells 100,000
Phase 1 has 6 MW of power and 48,000 square feet of raised floor space
Diagram of QTS's Site in Chicago
Source: QTS
Exterior View of QTS's Chicago Building
Source: QTS
Raw Space Ready for Build-out
Source: Bisnow/Dees Stribling
Lobby Entrance
Phase 1 has 6 MW of power and 48,000 square feet of raised floor space
QTS Chicago Site Layout

Phase 1 has 6 MW of power and 48,000 square feet of raised floor space

Source: QTS
KyotoCooling System
Chicago SunTimes Building Before QTS's Acquisition
Kyoto Units Installed on the Roof
Source: Mission Critical Magazine

Files


September 2016

Four page data sheet from 2016.