Telecommunications Data Center Facility Building Addition Richardson, TX

Cost: $8.9 million

Size: 39,000 square feet

Project Details

This project included the expansion of an existing telecommunications data center facility into adjacent unoccupied space. The project created 17,600 square feet of equipment space on 36 inch high raised access flooring for computer network growth. A separate emergency engine building was constructed, along with an exterior fuel tank yard for above ground fuel storage tanks.

The building was originally constructed to serve as a distribution warehouse with tilt-up exterior concrete walls and a steel girder-joist and metal deck structural frame roof. Converting the building to a data center required major upgrades to the electrical and mechanical systems and their associated utilities infrastructures.

Office space for the facility’s employees was improved by providing a new work space with new systems furniture and an upgrade to the interior finishes. A conference room, break room and men’s and women’s toilets were included as part of the office space improvements.