fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547), a distinguished developer, operator, and proprietor of bespoke data centers in North America and Europe, offers insights into its hyperscale data center development project in Chester County, Pennsylvania. In collaboration with Green Fig Land Company (GFLC), which acquired the property with 1547 in 2022, this project encompasses an expansive development site covering 100 acres. The site holds the potential for future entitlement to support up to 2 million square feet of data center development.
1547’s greenfield development site in Pennsylvania boasts an initial allocation of 290 MW of power from the local provider, with access to carbon-free power capabilities expected to be in place by 2025-2026. On-site green energy solutions encompass rooftop solar, potentially generating up to 7 MW of capacity, scalable to 25 MW. The combination of available power, accessibility to carbon-free power generation and solar capabilities presents a distinctive opportunity for companies seeking to build more intelligent and environmentally friendly mass-scale data center developments.
“What makes this location optimal for hyperscale development, besides the power capacity and carbon-free power capabilities we offer, is also the financial incentives,” comments John Bonczek, Chief Revenue Officer for 1547 Realty. “Chester County has some of the best incentives available for large-scale compute infrastructure deployments including the fact that we qualify for the state’s sales tax that applies to all data center developments and includes all construction equipment, materials, data center furnishings, fit-out and IT equipment. This combined with the immense amount of power and proximity to unique power sources, including nuclear energy capabilities, is a game-changer for new mass-scale developments in the region.”
In addition to the power and expansion opportunities of this Chester County data center development site, 1547 is committed to a sustainable reforesting project that involves the planting of 4,000 new trees to align with eco-friendly practices and contribute positively to the local environment. The strategic blend of size, power capacity, location, and environmental responsibility positions this property as a standout choice for state-of-the-art data center development in the region.