Expand existing operations to accommodate increasing demand for payment transaction services. The project involved developing a Master Plan for a corporate campus that would meet both immediate and long term real estate requirements.
In just eight months, we completed Phase I: a fast-track, two-story, 120,000 SF operations center with sophisticated, state-of-the-art data center using the latest technology in security and processing systems. Our development featured high-tech computer work stations and a network command center capable of coordinating and monitoring all data processing activities.
In order to provide First Data with a new facility meeting their specific goals and objectives at the lowest after-tax cost of occupancy, we structured a joint-venture wherein Gilbane was the general partner responsible for the delivery of the asset and First Data was the limited partner with no delivery risk.
In response to First Data’s continued and faster-than-expected growth, we were selected to develop a Phase II, which expanded the site from 16 to 27.5 acres, increased parking from 600 to 1,200 spaces, and added a two-story, 127,000 SF operations center connected to the existing Phase I. We delivered Phase II eight months ahead of schedule.