Chirisa is marketing a former Capital One data center in Chester, Virginia to hyperscalers.

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– Google Maps

Recently-established Chirisa subsidiary Chirisa Technology Parks is listing the facility, at 1401 Meadowville Technology Pkwy outside Richmond, as available on its website. The facility is also listed on LoopNet.

The 242,000 sq ft (22,480 sqm) facility has 18,270 sq ft of built-out white space, with 127,935 sq ft of future data hall shell space. The site includes 304 45u racks and 48 network cabinets. The facility has LEED Gold certification.

The facility was originally built for Capital One in 2013. The company announced in 2012 it was investing $150 million in building a new facility in Chesterfield County.

After Capital One exited the site, it was then taken over by Chirisa subsidiary Digital Fortress. The company relaunched the facility in May 2021, saying at the time the site had day-one availability of 18,270 sq ft (1,700 sqm) and 4.1MW of capacity in a single data hall, with a 200,000 sq ft (18,500 sqm) shell core expansion space supporting up to 25MW, ready to deliver.

A Chirisa spokesperson told DCD that Chirisa Technology Parks was established in late 2022, at which point the company "moved the Richmond lease-up effort away from Digital Fortress".

The idea, the spokesperson confirmed, is to lease the site directly to a hyperscaler or other single client, rather than multiple colo customers through Digital Fortress; the company will manage the site while CTP will develop it.

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– Chirisa Technology Park

When fully built out, the 75-acre campus could reportedly support up to 500,000 sq ft (46,450 sqm) of floorspace and up to 100MW.

Digital Fortress was originally formed in 2012 from the merger of digital.forest and Fortress Colocation Services and was owned by Halyard Capital, Meritage Funds, and Sweetwater Capital. It was bought by Chirisa Capital Management in 2017.

The company currently lists eight locations – three in Seattle, Washington; three in Portland, Oregon; and one each in Chicago, Illinois, and New Jersey. The company acquired the three data centers in Oregon from MSP Atmosera in 2021.

According to the Wayback Machine, Digital Fortress removed the Virginia data center from its website in November 2022.

The Chester facility is next door to a data center that previously hosted Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) infrastructure. That facility was also recently up for sale after VITA exited the site last year.