Digital Realty Trust Inc., a leading global datacenter provider, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday morning, March 21 celebrating the start of construction at its 105 Cabot St. building in Needham.
The new three-story 130,335-square-foot world-class data center and office facility will be located approximately 1/4-mile from Route 128/I-95.
The event was attended by Needham town officials, Digital Realty executives and project team managers. Jones Lang LaSalle is serving as the leasing agent.
“This new development is a very welcome addition to Needham’s New England Business Center,” Needham Board of Selectmen chairman Moe Handel said. “It is exactly the kind of development that was envisioned for this area. We welcome Digital Realty Trust to Needham. We sincerely wish them a long and productive tenure in our town and in this historic location which first provided much of the fill for Boston’s Back Bay in the nineteenth century, was one of America’s first industrial parks in the 20th century, and is now one of the region’s leading office and technology locations in the 21st.”
The new building is designed to meet the technical requirements of companies seeking best in class data center space, featuring data center solutions, redundant power feeds and fiber connectivity. Each floor will have approximately 20,000 square feet of raised flooring and 2 MWs of IT load. The space will also include state-of-the-art HVAC systems and security optimized support advanced datacenter operations.
“This is an exciting construction project that will bring jobs to Needham, as well as world-class data center space to meet Boston-area customers’ growing demand for these facilities," said Dave Caron, Digital Realty senior vice president of portfolio management. "The new facility at 105 Cabot Street will expand our portfolio of data center properties in the Boston market to serve companies seeking IT infrastructure in the region."
Jones Lang LaSalle Vice President Greg Zais said: “My partner Tamie Thompson and I are excited about Digital Realty’s newest entry into the Boston data center market. 105 Cabot Street is truly a state of the art design for both infrastructure resiliency and energy efficiency. It is the newest purpose designed and built data center in the region. We expect to see significant pre-leasing from now until delivery in Q2 2013.”