Project Description

AIMES, Liverpool Innovation Park, Kilby House, Liverpool, L7 9NJ

  • Up to 200 racks @ 4kW each
  • Further expansion possible
  • General colo or focus on healthcare/NHS
  • ISO27001

Colo-X analysis

Aime’s Kilby House data centre opened in early 2013 and at present can offer up to 200 cabinets of 4kW each in the first phase, with further capacity available to be fitted out when required.  Despite Aimes developing a real niche in healthcare/NHS related managed services and hosting, colocation and network services for more generalist customers is also available with existing clients from the sports betting sector and others.  All in all a high quality data centre option for the Liverpool region, ISO27001 certification, five on site carriers

Facility description

Kilby House is a 35,000 sq ft gross building on the Liverpool Innovation Park, a mixed used business park with some 300,000 sq ft of accommodation located about 2 miles to the east of Liverpool city centre.  Occupiers of the Park range from large scale tenants who tend to be public sector and especially healthcare through to numerous small start ups, sectors include digital design, marketing and financial services.

There is a nice historic link with the telecoms industry – the site was originally the home of Plessey who became part of Marconi (GEC renamed itself as Marconi in 1999) – Marconi vacated the site in 2001 when it was subsequently acquired by the North West Development Agency.  This is where System X was built, the 2nd national digital telephone exchange system used in the UK.  By the end of ’90s all of the electromechanical exchanges had been replaced and the UK’s trunk network was the first national telephone system to be fully digital.  Plessey had occupied Edge Lane for over 100 years.

Aimes built out the first phase of their data centre here in early 2013, having first started elsewhere on the campus in Baird House with an initial “server room” of 1000 sq ft.   A DR suite of desks and office accommodation is also available from AIMES.

Given the historic manufacturing background there remains substantial power and space capacity to develop the data centre capacity here further.

Technical stats

Size 5000 sq ft of net tech in Phase 1, more possible
Total customer power  1.5MW at present
Percentage occupied 40%
Operational since 2013
Installed clients 25
Networks available on site Virgin, BT, Vodafone, Level3 and Consol.
Standard power 4kW per cabinet
24/7 on-site support Yes
24/7 access Yes
Pricing POA
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