Proximity Data Centres: Proximity Data Centres Incorporate Secure I.T. Environments' 1MW Data Center Unit

Mar 01, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Proximity Data Centres, a local Edge provider, has hired Secure I.T. Environments, a UK modular data center company, to construct a small data center. This week, the company said it had handled the design and construction of a 1MW, 4,750 sq ft facility that had now been turned over to Proximity. At 5kW per rack, the data center has 200 cabinets. The project's cost nor its location have been disclosed. Nonetheless, Proximity's Nottingham facility is most likely depicted in the announcement's data center image. Currently, Proximity runs ten sites in the UK, concentrating on areas outside of the conventional centers of Manchester and London. A 6MW facility in Birmingham, and one in Nottingham, along with locations in Liverpool, Chester, and Coventry, are among the company's holdings. It also recently acquired a data center in Swindon. 

Proximity opened a data center in Bristol, southwest England, last year that seemed to be a former Capgemini location. A 3MW data center in Milton Keynes that it purchased from Nuco Technologies served as its most recent opening. Johnsons Services, a manufacturer of textiles, the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Thurrock County, and several other unidentified companies have all received data centers from Secure in the past. 

According to the company, the project entailed managing all on-site plant equipment's planning approval applications. The 60-minute fire-rated modular wall and roof structure that served as the new data center's perimeter also contained a separate UPS and switch room in a different location. It includes VESDA detection, extraction systems, environmental controls, N+1 air conditioning, Novec fire suppression, Surveillance, door access mechanisms, intruder alarms, and leak detection security systems. According to Secure, the M&E infrastructure's modular architecture allows progressive component additions to match the IT demand.