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Equinix MA1

MA1 is a data centre in Manchester run by Equinix, who gained it on acquiring its former operator Telecity.

The data centre was original built for the University of Manchester, who spun it out under company Internet Facilitators Limited (IFL). IFL was acquired by Telecity which was itself acquired by Equinix.

The data centre is in Manchester Science Park. There are two L-shaped buildings: Williams House and Kilburn House. MA1 runs through both.

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  • Colocation Space: 17,964 sq ft (1,669 sq m)
  • Building Type: 1 floor
  • Floor Type: Raised
  • Floor Load Capacity: 250 psf (12.25 kN/sq m)
  • Flood Plain Info: Low
  • Seismic Design Category: Low
  • Manual fire suppression


  • Power and Cooling Density: 1.0 - 1.5 kVA per cabinet
  • Utility Feeders: 1 x 900 kVA. 1 x 800 kVA
  • UPS Configuration: Parallel Redundant
  • UPS Redundancy: N+1
  • Standby Power Configuration: 1 x 800 kW. 1 x 600 kW IT Generators. 2 x 264 kW Mech Generators
  • Standby Power Redundancy: N
  • Cooling Configuration: Chilled water / DX
  • Cooling Redundancy: N+1


  • Physical: Man trap entry
  • 24x7 security officers
  • Electronic: Card Readers, Optional Biometric Readers, Fibre Vault, Motion Detection

Equinix's Certifications

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 50001

Address and Location

Data Centre Name: 
Unit 3, Williams House, Manchester Science Park, Lloyd Street North, Manchester
M15 6SE
Former Operator Brands: 
Associated Labels (past and present): 
Kilburn House

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