A new self-storage brand is transforming 40,000 sq ft of redundant retail space in Liverpool’s former Next building into the UK’s first inner city storage hub.
Neighbouring with the city’s largest retailers, local businesses and residential occupiers, StoreAway will open on Monday, May 2nd in the heart of popular shopping district Liverpool ONE on St Peter’s Lane. It will play home to more than 400 lockers over four floors, as well as flexible office spaces for long or short-term use.
StoreAway allows users of the service a chance to take control of their storage needs via a smartphone app, where they are able to book a space, arrange a drop-in time or visit their designated locker 24 hours a day, with the process even allowing shared access with friends and family to offer a completely tailored approach.
The announcement is part of a UK drive to transform more than a quarter of a million sq ft of redundant retail space on the UK’s high streets into storage space, with confirmed sites in Birmingham, Basildon, Cheltenham and Bath set to launch later this year.
Managing Director of StoreAway Richard Lanyon said:
“Liverpool is the perfect place for us to launch StoreAway as it is an urban city with a very established and growing tourism sector, as well as a home to a massive yearly influx of students. We knew as soon as we began working on this project that we needed to have a presence in Liverpool because providing people with an accessible and cost-effective storage option would appeal to so many, visitors and residents alike.
“Prevailing property market dynamics, such as the demise of the traditional retail sector, has allowed us to take relatively abundant existing buildings such as this one in the city centre, and convert them in order to meet self-storage operational needs.”
As part of its offering, StoreAway has developed an easy-to-use measuring tool to quickly determine the storage solution that best suit peoples’ needs and save them paying for more space than they actually require.
Managing Director Christian Yates added:
“We wanted to create a service that fits in with the modern lifestyle and that means there is no one size fits all approach – if the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that people are looking for flexibility and control over their own time, space and routines so that’s exactly what we’re giving them.
“The idea has been designed to fit for many demographics, whether that is tourists looking to drop off a suitcase for an hour, a family moving home and needing to store furniture as part of a long-term solution, or a student trying to declutter their flat while they’re in university accommodation. Flexible lease options will allow people to determine what works for them.”
To find out more, visit https://storeaway.uk/