Ellis County is on its way to becoming the next major crossroads on the information superhighway, and the Red Oak Compass Datacenters development is a huge part of that. The 165 acre, 16-building development features an on-site substation with 252 megawatts of capacity serviced by multiple fiber paths for future growth.
While plans are in place to complete all sixteen buildings in the future, Red Oak I is the first facility to be built on the site. This 6MW, one-story data center, is expected to bring the first 50 of 800 jobs the entire development will create.
This project’s size is a standout alone, but the work that went into building the project was also impressive. Construction crews logged 70,296 total work hours on the center, 20 percent of those being performed off-site, as several parts could be prefabricated. Then, despite 43 rain days, more than double the 10-year average, Compass Datacenters met all construction goals for its Red Oak I facility.