A vacant data center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sold.

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Real estate firm Five 9s Digital this week announced it and Colliers advised on the disposition of a vacant 42,000 sq ft (3,900 sqm) data center located in Pittsburgh. The 5.5MW site sold for $7.12 million.

“The new owner, an international data center operator, intends to immediately utilize the facility for its AI platform,” Five 9s said.

The facility, at 615 McMichael Road in McKees Rock, had been on sale for much of 2023. The building was constructed around 1980 and refurbished in 2008.

At least part of the site was previously leased to the Dream Center Foundation, an education provider that went into receivership in 2018 after allegations of misconduct against the company.

Before that, the site was previously operated by Education Management Corp. (EDMC), which sold a number of assets to Dream Center in 2017 prior to its bankruptcy the following year amid its own legal troubles.

EDMC had leased the site from Sampson Morris Group in 2010, with some $24 million invested in the facility to convert it into a data center.