aql specialise in out-of-London (Leeds) colocation based in aql owned/operated facilities. Data centres are securely housed inside aql HQ, a converted 200 year old chapel in the heart of Leeds city centre. Salem Chapel was chosen as it is strategically located in the city centre with parking and loading facilities. The building has been innovatively designed and renovated to meet the needs of not only 3 large data centres but also to include meeting facilities, office space and further space for expansion. Security is our main focus and we have a layered security process in place with full CCTV, PAC tag access, remote monitoring and 24/7 access, which all prove to be strong physical deterrents. The aql technical support team are based on site and available round the clock for any support issues.
aql will lead by example, we share many of the same core beliefs, values and principles as the DCA, including the promotion of industry standards, best practice and continued improvement across all aspects of data centre design, build and operation.This partnership will bring together all sectors of our industry and achieve a reliable industry standard that will continue to grow and serve the data centre community as a self-regulating industry in the future.