Roper St. Francis Data Center

Charleston, South Carolina

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

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 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.

Get In touch

Ryan McGuire

Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Unit Leader & Shareholder


Ed Zemaitis

Vice President of Mission Critical Services

+1 312-948-0711

Alan Lurie

Project Executive, Operations

+1 312-429-0392

Key Facts

Project size:  11,907 SF building / 3,869 SF data center / 5,320 SF mechanical and electrical yard
Client name:  Roper St. Francis Healthcare and the Medical Society of South Carolina
Architect:  Lamar Johnson Collaborative

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