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Data Centre facilities

The WCDC was purposely designed for the benefit of housing electronic equipment; human comfort was way down the list of considerations. Rightly, therefore, the list of amenities is short...

Visitor Parking

Car

  • There is limited visitor parking at WCDC. It would be greatly appreciated if vehicle details could be provided when notifying us of any intended visit and prior to arrival.

Cycle

  • There is limited, covered, bicycle parking on site with the abilty to secure bicycles to solid railings.

DECT Telephones

DECT cordless University telephones are available for use within the WCDC. (Currently they only work inside the WCDC.)

They can be signed out from Security.

To phone a University telephone, simply enter the 5 digit extension number.

There are three stored numbers in each phones' Phone Book:

  • WCDC Security
  • WCDC Operations
  • WCDC Building Facilities

Each phone has an alarm button (circled in red below)...

phone alarm button

  • When pressed for a few seconds the phone will ring through to WCDC Security
  • Please refrain from pressing this button unless there is an actual emergency

Meeting Room

  • There is a ground floor meeting room that can accommodate eight persons. It also has telephone conference calling facilities.
    A bijou facility for that convivial meeting.                                                                                                   

Build Room

  • Build Room 3, located immediately to the left upon exiting the lift on the first floor, is available to all clients having equipment in Data Hall 3.
  • Cube lockers are available to clients. These enable clients to store, securely, replacement components such as disk drives and fans on site for convenience.

              As at October 2018: we now have a number of smaller cubes available for clients.             

                       
  • An assortment of labelled Ethernet cables, in various lengths and colours are to be found in the cabinets in the build room.
  • Also in the cabinets are a variety of power cords, again of various lengths, and either black or blue in colour to conform to the power supply designations to the data hall racks.
  • Please note: the build room bin will only be emptied if left outside the room.
    Operations aim to maintain ample stock levels of popular consumables.                                                                                                              

Kitchen

There is a small kitchen facility on the first floor with a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. A range of crockery and cutlery is available too, all of which visitors are welcome to use.

Tea, coffee, sugar and UHT milk are available free of charge to visitors to the facility.

All other food and drink items are to be considered the property of staff permanently based at the facility.

Drinking water is available from a cooleraid dispenser in the kitchen area.

A polite reminder...

If using

  • the kitchen, please clean up after yourself - this includes utensils, microwave, countertops & sink
  • the table and chairs, make sure they are clean when you are finished, placing chairs back under the table - it saves space
  • the crockery and cutlery, wash and dry the items you used and return them to where they were found

Spillages

  • If you spill something, clean it up
  • You don't want to be responsible for causing someone injury
  • Don't forget to test it after you wipe it clean
  • If there is any sticky or slimy residue, clean it again

- THANK YOU

WCDC contacts


WCDC Operations' core hours

Monday to Friday, 07:00 – 18:00

General enquiries and visitor bookings:
01223 760105

 

Emergency contact

WCDC Security: 01223 760100