Google Breaks Ground on $600M Data Center in Midlothian, Signs Two Office Leases in Austin
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. — Search engine giant Google has announced a heavy investment in the state of Texas. The company has broken ground on a new $600 million data center in Midlothian. The project will serve as Google’s first data center in Texas. The tech firm has also executed two new office leases in Austin where there are already 1,100 Google employees working across various platforms including Android, G Suite, Google Play, Cloud and general office functions like operations and marketing. Google has leased space at Trammell Crow Co.’s Block 185 project in downtown Austin. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Google will lease the entire 35-story tower, which is located at West Cesar Chavez and Nueces streets. The newspaper also reports that Google has leased seven stories of office space totaling 150,000 square feet within the Saltillo mixed-use project. Local developer Endeavor Real Estate Group is building the East Austin project and will serve as Google’s new landlord. These new commitments are part of Google’s larger $13 billion investment in offices and data centers across the United States that was announced back in February.