Metro Edge Development Partners has announced the construction team for the US$257 million Illinois Medical District data center project. They will be working with Corgan, Clune Construction, Power Construction, and Ujamaa Construction. This team will be in charge of the construction and design of the project. It’s anticipated that the data center would break ground in 2023 and open in 2024.
In a recent announcement, Metro Edge said it had signed a 75-year ground lease on a 1.97-acre plot of land in the IMD. The land will be used to erect and run a 19.8-megawatt, five-story data center. It will cover 184,720 square feet. The center will serve the needs of local and regional healthcare. Additionally, financial, educational, and governmental organizations in terms of technology infrastructure. 50% of the release has already been secured by the institution.
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The data center will be built on the West Side of Chicago. This will support over 200 construction employees. Additionally, after completion, over 70 full-time jobs in a range of industries, including data center engineers, electricians, tech support staff, and operations.
Further, the local architecture firm Corgan, which has decades of expertise in developing data centers, will design the new facility. In addition, Power, Ujamaa, and T5 are the project managers. Corgan is in charge of all the project’s engineering, and design components.
Lastly, Clune is in charge of all the development’s construction-related activities.
Commentary on the Metro Edge Data Center
According to Bradley Beile, COO of Metro Edge, “Metro Edge was created as a firm focused on high-impact, technology-driven innovations that have a positive impact on the market and the local community.
We are happy to be collaborating on the design and construction of this facility with top-tier partners including Corgan, Clune, Power, and Ujamaa. It is evidence of not only their support for the project but also of its significance and the advantages it will bring to the West Side.