H5 has filed to expand its Cleveland data center in Ohio.

First reported by Biz Journal, the company has filed with the City planning commission for a ‘data center addition’ and façade change at 1625 Rockwell Avenue (also known as the Cleveland Technology Center), including a new generator building on the site’s parking lot. The application doesn’t include specification details.

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Renderings of the project show a smaller building extending from the main building along with a makeover of the building's partial red brick facade on East 13th Street

H5 has partnered with Cleveland-based architecture firm Arkinetics and Akron-based PTA Engineering for the project.

H5 lists the current facility as a 333,000 sq ft (30,956 sqm), 10MW Tier III quality data center/carrier hotel with room for expansion.

H5 acquired the facility in 2017 for around $30 million from ByteGrid, which had bought the site in 2013 for around $17m. The century-old building once housed companies such as Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and The Bailey Company.

This year has seen H5 Data Centers acquire seven Vxchnge data centers across the US totaling more than 250,000 sq ft (23,200 sqm). 2021 saw H5 announce a 20,000 sq ft, 3MW expansion at its Atlanta data center, and acquired a data center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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