Expansion to storage facility doubles lettable space

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Smart Storage’s £3m expansion to its Altrincham, Greater Manchester store will double the amount of lettable space currently available at the site.

The company’s flagship side on Craven Road, off George Richards Way, has undergone the expansion to meet local demand for self-storage in the area.

Work is expected to finish soon, with the expansion scheduled to open for business in early October. It will provide an additional 25,000sq ft of lettable storage space, trade counters and offices at the branch.

The development has expanded the total amount of storage space available to more than 45,000sq ft, with new storage space from 10sq ft to 3,500sq ft available.

Chief executive Mike Wilson said: “We’re really excited to open the extension to our store in Altrincham, it’s going to provide a much-needed boost to the lettable space we have.

“Our main aim is to provide high quality, competitively priced self-storage services to both domestic and commercial users.

“Self-storage is perfect for local businesses, as space can be a real issue for smaller businesses in the local area.”

Following the extension, the Altrincham branch of Smart Storage now has 450 units, 20 offices and three trade counters available for both personal and business use.

Smart Storage, which has several self-storage sites based across the North West are looking to capitalise on increased demand for storage solutions.

Demand for storage has rocketed in recent times among UK residents, with almost half of all of Europe’s self-storage facilities found here.

Wilson added: “We have seen a huge upturn in demand for self-storage over the past 12 months in the UK.

“A lot of our customers have been using our storage facilities for over two years now and there is more emphasis on long-term storage solutions.

“The new units are perfect for both domestic and commercial use, as we can offer a wide range of small and large units.”

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