DC BLOX expands data centre footprint with new land acquisition

DC BLOX, a prominent provider of data centre services, dark fibre infrastructure, cable landing stations, and connectivity solutions, has recently concluded the acquisition of 27.5 acres of land in Berkeley County, South Carolina, from Santee Cooper. This acquisition is part of their strategic plan to establish a cutting-edge data centre at the site. Situated within the Camp Hall commerce park, this facility marks the third data centre commitment that DC BLOX has made in South Carolina.

The initial 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 is 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 Nuveem 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.”

In addition to 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, enabling 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,” said 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. Camp Hall is being developed by Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility.

“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,” said Jimmy Staton, Santee Cooper President and CEO. “We are happy to welcome DC BLOX to Camp Hall and the Santee Cooper family.”

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