Huntsville Meta Data Center (Meta Project Ferris)


Meta (formerly known as Facebook) is expanding its data center in Huntsville, AL. The social media company broke ground on the facility in 2018 and officially opened it in September 2021.

Project Description / Details

Plateau Excavation is currently working on phase 2 of adding two more buildings for completion in 2024 that would expand the campus to 2.5 million square feet.

This expansion initiative includes a range of site development tasks. Notable among these are the excavation and backfilling of duct banks spanning 86,527 linear feet, along with the installation of storm drainage systems covering 32,707 linear feet. Additionally, Plateau is constructing 30,200 linear feet of curb and gutter, along with handling striping and signage requirements for the expanded campus.

A significant aspect of the project involves importing over 140,000 tons of stone, representing slightly over 50% of the completed contract scope. The project also includes the paving of 241,653 square yards of asphalt. Offsite improvements are also part of the endeavor, including installing electrical duct banks covering 2,900 linear feet and wet utilities extending over 14,010 linear feet. These collective efforts signify substantial progress toward the expansion and development goals.


Additional Details

Service Type: Mission Critical

Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Additional Project Details:

  • 251 acres
  • Moved 3,750,000 CY or materials
  • Blasted/crushed 700,000 CY of rock, & 1,000,000 CY of lime stabilization
  • Facilitated storm drainage (31,000 LF), specialty box culvert (1,750 LF), wet utilities (70,000 LF), ductbank excavation & backfill (51,000 LF) and a site logistics scope

What Our Clients Say:

"We’re excited to announce that we are expanding the Meta Huntsville Data Center campus with two new buildings, reaching nearly 3.5 million square feet, the company said on Facebook this week. This expansion raises our investment in Huntsville to more than $1.5 billion. And once it’s completed, we anticipate the data center will support more than 300 operational jobs."

- Meta