Manchester data centres – technical specifications

Unparalleled security and resilience

Our Manchester data centres offer some of the most advanced security and resilience in the UK. Two data centre buildings – MCR1 and MCR2 – boast a combined 70,000+ ft2 of technical space which includes over 1,500 racks across 15 data halls.

Built to enterprise-grade standards, our Manchester data centres are ISO27001 certified with a police-linked NSI Gold Approved BS5979 security centre on-site, while up to 2(N+N) UPS redundancy and a 100% 24/7 uptime guarantee make our Manchester facility the perfect platform for your digital transformation.

MCR1 – our existing facility

Launched in 2007, our enterprise-grade MCR1 facility boasts 22,000 ft2 of technical space including five data halls and an on-site police-linked alarm receiving centre which is NSI Gold approved.

  • 320 racks across five data halls
  • 22,000 ft2 of technical space
  • 2MW of incoming power
  • Enterprise-grade build
  • Designed to a minimum of Tier 3+ standard
  • Up to 2(N+N) UPS redundancy
  • Carrier neutral connectivity hub with its own private cloud service
  • British Standard Institute ISO27001 certified
  • NSI Gold Approved BS5979 security centre on-site
  • PASF (Police-Assured Secure Facilities) certified

MCR2 – coming soon

Going live in 2024, MCR2 will be built to enterprise standards covering 50,000 ft2 of space. This new, purpose-built facility will bring 4MVA of power and up to 10 new data halls online

  • 1,200 racks across ten data halls
  • 50,000 ft2 of technical space
  • 4MW of incoming power
  • Enterprise-grade build
  • Designed to a minimum of Tier 3+ standard
  • N+N UPS redundancy to every rack position
  • Carrier neutral
  • British Standard Institute ISO27001 certified
  • Protected by NSI Gold Approved BS5979 security centre on-site

Visit our Manchester data centres

If you’re looking for a data centre partner in Manchester, MCR1 and MCR2 provide the perfect platform for your enterprise colocation needs.

Supported and maintained by our on-site Manchester team, our resilient, secure and powerful data centres, colocation and cloud, have been designed to optimise your business performance.