StorTrack Releases ‘StorTrack Explorer’ to Offer Self Storage Professionals Free Access to Interactive Data Map for All Markets

StorTrack, the premier international self storage data company, recently launched ‘StorTrack Explorer’ which offers an interactive map, improved user search experience and new formatting for accessing primary, secondary and tertiary market analytics on over 58,000 existing facilities and nearly 2,000 development projects in the US, the UK and Canada. Self storage investors and developers can choose from free, basic or unlimited account options. Free accounts have access to StorTrack Explorer’s mapping tool and can view net rentable square footage, square feet per capita, existing facilities, population metrics, average rates per…

The Toy Project Partners with Attic Self Storage on Weekly Toy Collection Service for London’s Children in Need

The London based self storage company, Attic Self Storage, has partnered with the children’s charity, The Toy Project to run a weekly toy collection service across the UK’s capital to encourage families to donate their unwanted toys to children in need. The initiative has been stoked in a move to offer support to the 38 per cent of London’s children living in relative poverty and sees Attic encourage families to dig deep and help old toys find a new home with the children who need them the most. The self…

More Entrepreneurs in Wales and UK are Taking Advantage of The E-Commerce Boom To Compete With High Street Goliaths

The UK is now the third largest market for e-commerce globally, and it is predicted that by 2024 95 percent of all retail sales will be conducted with the help of an e-commerce platform. And a leading incubator of SMEs in Wales and the UK, Storage Giant, says start-ups across its facilities are running with this trend that is reshaping our economic habits for good. Simon Williams, MD of Newport-based Storage Giant, which incubates thousands of SMEs at its Welsh sites in Newport, Swansea, Cardiff, Cwmbran and Llanelli, as well…

Fast Growing Self Storage Specialist Scoops Two More Business Awards

Newport-based Self-Storage expert, Storage Giant, has scooped its third and fourth awards of the year, by being named Business of the Year 2020 by the Business Growth Awards South Wales, as well as winning the Economic Contribution Award at the Business Growth Awards in Cardiff this month. The company, which started life as a single unit concern at the onset of the recession, and is now a multi-million turnover business, was given these two most recent accolades at an awards ceremony in Cardiff, having already been awarded Best Commercial &…

Successful Site Selection with Comprehensive Self Storage Market Data

The UK self storage market consists of a broad demographic, from one and two-store owners to large, multi-site operators like Safestore, Big Yellow, Access, Lok’n Store, Shurgard, Space Maker, Storage King and HSIL Property. Their brands and locations are widely recognized while smaller players tend to be privately owned and operate on a small-scale basis as local companies. The pandemic proved self storage to be a recession-tolerant industry, observing average price increases of £10.13 year over year. Paired with the fact that the UK is still relatively underserved at less…

Commercial Property: Room for Growth in Self Storage Sector

People decluttering to make space for home offices, a booming property market and the growth of online retailers have all led to the use of self storage space in the UK reaching a record level of 82 per cent of lettable space occupied. This new high coincides with the largest annual increase in occupancy levels since records began in 2004. Revenues of self storage operators increased by 16 per cent annually to £890 million in 2020, as clients retained their services longer due to lockdowns and more enquiries moved online…

List Self Storage Expands to United Kingdom

List Self Storage (ListSelfStorage.com; “List”), the premier online platform for connecting buyers and sellers of self storage facilities, development land and conversion opportunities, has launched ListSelfStorage.co.uk to serve the growing property acquisition community in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. List Self Storage is a product of StorTrack, the world’s leading self storage data provider. “The growth in demand in the UK is fueling increased investment and development in self storage, just as it continues to do in the US and elsewhere. List has proven success in connecting buyers and…

Edinburgh, Scotland

Market of the Month is a regular feature in List Self Storage – the idea of this series is to select and focus on a particular city or area, and then delve into StorTrack’s substantial data reserves to find some interesting and informative insights into the market from a self storage business perspective. This month, we take a look at Edinburgh – the capital of Scotland, the home to the world’s largest arts festival and a city where over 75% of the buildings are listed. The self storage industry throughout…

A Trio of Award Wins for Newport’s Storage Giant in a Year of Ambitious Expansion Plans

Newport-based Self Storage specialists, Storage Giant, has just picked up a trio of fresh award wins in a year that is set to see the firm double its footprint in Wales and the UK. The firm, which is the largest private self storage provider in Wales and the second largest in the UK, has sites across Wales, The Midlands and the M4 corridor, and it is pressing ahead with plans to open new sites in Bridgend, Nottingham, and two in the West Midlands in the coming months. The firm has…

National Expansion Plans for North East Storage Specialist with New Franchising Scheme

A North East storage company has announced plans to expand nationwide as it launches a new franchise programme. U Hold The Key, based in Stockton-on-Tees, said that it has seen a “surge in demand” for self storage throughout the pandemic and has accelerated the development of its franchise plans in response. Looking Forward The company, which is a division of Parsons Containers Group, said that it expects to open its first franchised site this summer, and will expand into new territories with the scheme. It reported a 15 per cent…