Clark Construction completes the first phase of NTT’s Ashburn, VA VA6 data center

Sept. 5, 2023
The construction company will continue building the remaining center through the middle of 2024.

Clark Construction Group has finished the first phase of NTT’s VA6 Data Center in Ashburn, Virginia. The project, which broke ground in May 2022, was delivered on schedule and was designed by Corgan Associates & kW Engineering.

Clark will continue building out the remaining critical IT capacity through mid-2024.

Sitting on NTT's 78-acre data center campus, the 180,000-square-foot VA6 data center features 24 MW of critical IT load and is Ashburn's sixth data center. The two-story steel structure features what NTT says is an efficient data hall layout for NTT's customers. The facility also provides front and back-of-house support spaces for facility management and customer use.

VA6 adds to Clark's recently completed projects that strengthen the region's infrastructure, including Metropolitan Park (Amazon HQ2), 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Australian Embassy, and the VRE Lifecycle Overhaul and Upgrade (LOU) Facility. The VA6 data center is just one of five data centers NTT will feature at its Ashburn location. NTT Ashburn features five data centers, four more planned, over two campus locations. When the campus is fully built, it will offer 224MW of critical IT load and 970,000 sq. ft. of data floor space.

Security is also a key priority of NTT’s Ashburn facilities. The campus uses the Avigilon H4 Fisheye Camera line that offers a high-resolution, 360-degree view of the data center and provides real-time alerts to NTT’s in-house security team using pattern-based technology. Other amenities include client conference rooms, hoteling stations, break room, crash carts, rack and server lifts and free Wi-Fi.

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