QTS has been named as the company behind a massive data center development project in Fayetteville, Georgia, located around 20 miles south of Atlanta.
First reported by the Citizen, QTS recently acquired 600 acres of land on Fayetteville’s west side as the site of a planned data center, the news was confirmed by the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA).
The city hopes it will provide 100 jobs and also sit well alongside an existing film production company, Trilith Studios.
The idea of a data center on the site has been in discussion for some years, the most recent proposal from Oceanic Data Centers was approved in 2020. The land was originally considered by Facebook in 2018, before the giant settled in Newton County to the East of Atlanta in which Plateau Excavation is leading the ground clearing and preparing for that site as well.
Plateau Excavation has partnered with QTS for it’s two existing campuses in Georgia; the 1033 Jefferson Street NW site in Central Atlanta, consisting of more than 100 acres and offering more than 275MW of capacity; and a 385,000 sq ft (35,760 sqm) facility to the northeast of the city in Suwanee.
Project Description / Details
Currently on QTS Fayetteville, Plateau is preparing and clearing the site, blasting and crushing, installing silt fences and tree saves, maximizing erosion control.