Saturday, October 23, 2021

Growing self storage firm to open latest base in Sheffield

UK Storage Company is to open its biggest nationwide base in a bespoke built premises in Sheffield.

The self storage firm currently has 27 stores across the country, including one in Leeds, and will open its first South Yorkshire operation totalling approximately 15,000 sq ft in early 2022.

The new 24-hour facility at Tinsley Industrial Estate has been built to an agreed specification with a glass fronted and canopied entrance and will feature 650 individual storage units.

London-based Paloma Capital, who own the 463,000 sq ft estate, has worked with asset managers Howlings Hodgson, Knight Frank in Sheffield and Wakefield architects The Harris Partnership to deliver the unit.

“We saw the site, which was in the perfect position for us with access to the M1 motorway and Sheffield city centre. The former unit on the site was dilapidated and Paloma were looking at redevelopment of the site,” said John Lamb from UK Storage Company.

“Following our interest, they agreed to tailor the new unit on site to suit our requirements, including higher eaves to allow us to install multiple floors, an impressive entrance with canopy and secure yard.

“This will be our 27th site in the UK and the biggest to date. Two years ago we had just 12 sites and we are steadily rolling out more sites as part of our expansion plans.

“The demand is there for storage with developers building smaller homes, our clients do not want to get rid of items but keep them for future use.”

Rebecca Schofield, head of industrial in Yorkshire at Knight Frank, who acted for Paloma Capital, said: “It is great to see this part of the estate redeveloped and welcome UK Storage Company to the estate.

“Paloma has invested heavily in the estate upgrading and redeveloping the estate. The estate is ideally located and proves a popular location for occupiers to consider.”

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