Building a Powered Shell
Structure Tone repositioned a 784,000sf manufacturing facility into a state-of-the-art data center. The project entailed:
- demolition of the mezzanine, cafeteria and a portion of the building itself (151,000sf )
- installation of a new FM 1-135 uplift-rated, Class A two-ply modified bitumen roof over the existing one (684,000sf)
- installation of a new 10-inch diameter cast iron pipe roof drainage system throughout the building (16,000lf)
- replacement of the metal panel building fašade with three coats of stucco on a vented substrate (78,000sf)
- replacement of portions of the slab and foundation
- extensive upgrades to the electrical distribution and utility infrastructure
- construction of two interior finished spaces: the Marketing Center (8,500sf) and the west tenant entrance (4,500sf)
The colocation facility has a power supply of up to 100 million volt amps and is one of the five largest such facilities in the country.
Designed to LEED certification standards, the colocation facility is divisible into four 170,000sf quadrants, with mechanical and electrical mezzanines around the perimeter. Each quadrant will be equipped with separate internal entrances for user security and individual electrical distribution with redundant feeder circuits. The versatile plan’s unique building within a building design allows a variety of floor space configurations and supports multiple tenant leases in increments ranging from 42,500sf to sole tenant occupancy.