Roper St. Francis Data Center

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With electronic medical records becoming fully integrated at the facilities and doctors’ offices, this data center increased capacity for the communications systems and in turn led to greater efficiency for the almost 300,000 people that Roper serves annually.

Clayco completed a 17,000-square-foot data center complex for Roper St. Francis Healthcare and the Medical Society of South Carolina on a 24-acre site in North Charleston’s Palmetto Commerce Park.

The data center includes an 11,907-square-foot tilt-up concrete building and a 5,320-square-foot exterior mechanical and electrical yard. The facility features a 3,869-square-foot data floor, mechanical and electrical rooms, a dock and an office area.

The building supports electronic communications for more than 100 Roper St. Francis Healthcare facilities throughout a nine-county area.

The facility is located in Palmetto Commerce Park because of the utility services available, the accessibility and the inland location. The data is now centralized and with redundant operational capability, there is now an increased margin of safety to protect against information technology process disruptions contributing to the long-term health and viability of the enterprise. The structure has also been designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane (160 MPH winds) and an above-code seismic event.


Roper St. Francis Healthcare and the Medical Society of South Carolina


Charleston, South Carolina


11,907 SF building / 3,869 SF data center / 5,320 SF mechanical and electrical yard


  • Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative