Yondr purchases 270 acres for Northern Virginia data center campus

Jun 03, 2021 | Posted by admin

After announcing a major $2 billion American expansion plan back in May, Yondr has acquired 270 acres of land in Northern Virginia. Although the specific location details are still under wraps, the company has disclosed that the sites are “in close proximity to Northern Virginia’s major fiber path and power transmission lines.”

The new player purchased the land with help from JK Land Holdings, with whom it is partnering to develop the site. 

It has made real estate purchases in Loudoun and Prince William Counties, Virginia, with an expected capacity of 500MW. The European data center firm targets having its first capacity ready for service by the end of next year.

Speaking about the new developments, Pete Jones, chief development officer and founder at Yondr Group, said: “Northern Virginia is one of the many milestones Yondr is working towards as we expand in the United States, Canada and Latin America as part of our global scaling strategy. 

Further to this, he added that the addition of North Virginia reinforces Yondr’s commitment to delivering data centers across five continents by 2024.

Yondr Press Release on June 2, 2021:
Yondr Group, a global leader, developer, owner operator and service provider of hyperscale data centers in partnership with JK Land Holdings, LLC (JKLH), today announced they have closed on the acquisition of 270 acres of prime real estate in Loudoun and Prince William Counties, Virginia. The sites are expected to support the delivery of 500MW of critical IT capacity.

Northern Virginia is the largest data center market globally with over 1.2GW of total leased data center absorption to date. With close to 240MW of data centers currently under construction, Northern Virginia is home to some of the biggest cloud players and poised to grow by 13.8 percent in 2021.

“With our Americas expansion plan in full swing, being strategically located in Northern Virginia will allow our clients to access the country’s largest data center corridor,” said Éanna Murphy, Senior Vice President of Operations, Americas at Yondr Group. “Our partnership with JK Land Holdings and support from both county governments will allow our clients to grow at scale in this metro.”

“Demand for data centers continues to grow exponentially. With our leadership in real estate acquisitions and Yondr’s expertise in developing state of the art data center facilities, we look forward to partnering to meet the nation’s growing big data and cloud needs,” said Chuck Kuhn, CEO, JK Land Holdings, LLC, and Founder and CEO, JK Moving Services, the nation’s largest independently owned and operated moving company.

The new site is in close proximity to Northern Virginia’s major fiber path and power transmission lines. Yondr aims to have its first capacity ready for service in late 2022.

“The pandemic year has demonstrated the need to demystify data centers as businesses, educational institutions and the entertainment industry went primarily remote,” said Buddy Rizer, Executive Director, Loudoun County Economic Development. “The full impact of data centers goes beyond the physical infrastructure. We welcome Yondr to Loudoun County and look forward to working with them and our own JKLH as they contribute to the growth of the region and create a lasting impact on our communities and local residents.”

“Northern Virginia is one of the many milestones Yondr is working towards as we expand in the United States, Canada and Latin America, as part of our global scaling strategy,” said Pete Jones, Chief Development Officer and Founder at Yondr Group. “With projects currently under development in London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Jakarta, Indonesia and in multiple cities in India, the addition of Northern Virginia reinforces Yondr’s commitment to deliver data centers across five continents by 2024.”

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