Chirisa acquires Ashburn data centre development


Chirisa Investments, an Irish-based investor in global digital infrastructure, has announced it has acquired a strategically located facility in Ashburn, VA – often referred to as Data Centre Alley – the first of many it will deploy under its expansion programme to deliver a number of new large scale data centre campus to service new multi-megawatt corporate clients and to continue servicing its existing hyperscale Internet customers.

The facility was acquired for cash in an off-market transaction and is located at the corner of Beaumeade Circle and Loudoun County Parkway – the heart of the US Internet – and it adjoins major Equinix, Digital Realty CenturyLink and Raging Wire data centres, while being directly connected to some of the busiest fibre and Internet peering points on the globe.

Designs are being finalised for a first phase $225m development of a 280,000ft2, 30MW tier three facility to meet the phenomenal demand in the US’s hottest data centre market, and the new owner is already actively engaged with prospective clients seeking tailored solutions at the site.

Chirisa is also offering compelling sale-and-leaseback solutions to larger Corporates seeking to move the operational and capital expenditure burden of their existing data centres and corporate headquarter assets to a proven operator in the market.

Chirisa is a proven specialist in managing, developing and unlocking the potential of prospective data centre facilities and existing fiber network assets, and 21445 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, VA is the first acquisition in its rollout of larger strategically-positioned data center campus sites in the US, Canada, and other regions. This builds on its prior success in Europe with similar multi-megawatt data centre facilities and with large-scale trans-national carrier fibre networks.

Colm Piercy, CEO, Chirisa Investments comments, “We are massively excited to commence our rollout of our Chirisa next-generation wholesale facilities and larger data centre campus at the heart of the Internet in Ashburn VA and I and our team look forward to announcing similar deployments in other strategic locations across the US, Canada, Europe, and other regions – and in so doing endeavouring to service the insatiable demand for quality data centres from our clients.”