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High Profile Superconducting Super Collider Project from Early 90's Sees New Life as Post 9/11 High-Tech, Secure Data Center; Facility Provides High Security Storage for Data and Sensitive Electronic Equipment

Dallas, TX, August 16:  The multi-billion dollar Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), located south of Dallas, Texas and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, will see new life as a high-tech, secure data center. Collider Data Center LLC, a Dallas-based company, along with investment partner J.B. Hunt, has purchased 135-acres, 215,000 square feet of buildings, and access to over 17 miles of rock and concrete encased tunnels 250 feet beneath the Earth's surface.

Currently, there are no Tier IV data centers available in the United States that can meet the needs and demands of the data center industry, however, the SSC is ideal for these applications.

"Tier IV data centers are classified as the most redundant and exclusive data centers in the world," said Bryan Loewen, Director of Mission Critical Connect, a specialized unit within Dallas-based commercial real estate firm GVA Cawley. "The demand in the U.S. for these types of facilities far outweighs the current supply, and this facility provides the necessary power and high-tech infrastructure needed to support this industry."

A number of government agencies and major corporations operate Tier IV data centers, including credit reporting agencies, critical components of the U.S. government, banking institutions and major disaster recovery centers, to name a few. GVA Cawley is marketing the facility to entities that need to ensure high data and facility security in a post 9/11 environment.

"With the current heightened global security threats, the demand for secure Tier IV data storage has increased exponentially, and with the acquisition of the Super Collider site and its robust infrastructure, we are able to offer high-end secure data center users an immediate and unique opportunity," said Roger Gaskins, principal of Collider Data Center LLC.

A feasibility study on the former SSC infrastructure was performed by a third party, data center engineering firm. Additionally, Dr. Vern Francis and a team of graduating MBA students from the University of Dallas conducted a semester long study on the SSC. Both entities found the SSC facility and its location to be a hidden jewel for developing a high-end data center.

About GVA Cawley

GVA Cawley is a leading, full-service commercial real estate firm staffed with experienced professionals, and provides a range of services, including, strategic planning, tenant representation, brokerage, project leasing and management, acquisitions and dispositions, development, construction, capital markets and lease management. Since its inception in 1986, GVA Cawley has provided the technology, know-how and professionalism to meet a variety of commercial real estate needs. The company prides itself on anticipating and understanding a client's needs and applies the right combination of resources to address these issues, and follows through on every detail to ensure total satisfaction. For more information, visit www.gvacawley.com.

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