DC BLOX, a leading provider of data centres, dark fibre, cable landing stations and connectivity solutions recently completed the purchase from Santee Cooper of 27.5 acres in Berkeley County, South Carolina.
The company has plans to construct a data centre at the site to deliver essential infrastructure to power digital businesses in the Southeast US. The facility in the Camp Hall commerce park will be the third data centre the company has committed to building in South Carolina.
DC BLOX works to empower growing communities where secure, reliable multi-tenant data centres and rich connectivity options are limited.
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The preliminary plan for the site includes four buildings totalling approximately 200,000 square feet of space and 45 MW of planned power, with build-to-suit options available.
Berkeley County has been described as an attractive location for data centres given the available power from Santee Cooper, its proximity to Charleston and to Google’s data centre in Moncks Corner and connectivity to the new DC BLOX Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach. The CLS has so far been confirmed as the landing station for Google’s Firmina and Nuvem subsea cables and Edge Holdings’ (subsidiary of Meta) Anjana subsea cable.
“Camp Hall is proving to be a prime location for industrial development and investment in our County,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb. “As the need for digital infrastructure becomes increasingly paramount in today’s world, we are happy to welcome DC BLOX to our area. We are confident this company’s new data centre will serve as a critical asset for the information technology sector in our County, region, and beyond.”
Offering high-capacity fibre services for global customers
In addition to these new data centres, DC BLOX is also building a new high-capacity dark fibre route between its Myrtle Beach CLS and Atlanta that runs through Berkeley County to enable an express route to the connectivity and data centre hubs in Atlanta.
“DC BLOX has quickly positioned itself to serve the rapidly growing needs for digital infrastructure in the Southeast,” says Jeff Uphues, DC BLOX CEO. “Our new Camp Hall location will be an attractive data centre location for hyperscalers who have an immediate need for space and power to support AI/ML and other fast-growing applications. In addition, the facility will offer access to high-capacity fibre to service their customers within the region as well as globally.”
Camp Hall, located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, is unique among industrial parks because of its focus on the environment, workforce and technology. The commerce park is designed with growth in mind with the infrastructure, permits and entitlements in place.
Jimmy Staton, Santee Cooper President and CEO, says: “Camp Hall is a strategic location for DC BLOX, which will encourage and support technology-driven industries and quality jobs in the Berkeley County and greater Charleston area. We are happy to welcome DC BLOX to Camp Hall and the Santee Cooper family.”
DC BLOX also operates other South Carolina data centres in Greenville and its new cable landing station in Myrtle Beach. Additional locations that could be expanded include Atlanta, Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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