A St. Louis-based developer and operator of data centers plans to build a new $85 million data center in St. Louis near the Plymouth Industrial Park. Ascent CEO Phil Horstmann said the data center will be designed to tap into the growing biotechnology, life sciences and startup communities in St. Louis.
“This is our first speculative purpose-built data center in St. Louis,” Horstmann said.
Founded in 1998, Ascent also offers solutions for the consulting, engineering, construction and operation of data centers and other mission critical facilities. The company has built two data centers in Chicago with another in development. The company is in the process of building out data centers in Phoenix and Denver.