Facebook Data Center
FACEBOOK DATA CENTER
North Fort Worth, Texas
Facebook & Hillwood Development Company
150-acre campus; 1.5M SF data halls
Peloton Land Solutions, a Westwood company served as the local design team representative and engineering firm of record for the multi-phased Facebook Data Center in Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development and was instrumental in securing the necessary permits through the City of Fort Worth in a timely manner. Located on a 150-acre site on the northeast corner of Park Vista Boulevard and SH 170, the initial phase, valued at $1.2B, includes approximately 500,000 SF of building footprint shared by two data halls (FTW 1/2) and an administration building.
The site required three large detention ponds (with one being an underground system); 600,000 cubic yards of earthwork; and miles of underground utilities. A second phase (FTW 3), valued at $267M, includes the addition of a third data hall with an approximate footprint of 320,000 SF. Our team also completed the planning and civil design for FTW 4-6, which adds an additional 710,000 SF.
Underground Detention Basin After site design was complete, one of the detention ponds was redesigned as an underground detention basin at the direction of the client, providing temporary surface parking in the short term and open/green space in the long term. This underground pond was the largest installation of its kind (by volume, 11.0 acre-feet) in Texas at the time of construction.
Our scope also included 3D modeling of underground utilities including clash detection using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Peloton Land Solutions, a Westwood company provided entitlement, civil design, hydrology & hydraulics, environmental compliance, surveying, and construction administration services for the project.
Like its predecessors, the Fort Worth Data Center is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from 200MW of new wind energy that Facebook was instrumental in bringing to the Texas grid.Aerial photos courtesy of Hillwood Properties