Making Self Storage Really Easy

Wales’s leading self-storage company is investing over a quarter of a million pounds in a major expansion at its main Wrexham site. Lock Stock Self-Storage, the UK’s largest containerised self-storage business, is to treble the capacity of its Ruabon Road site from 60 units to 180. It is part of an ongoing expansion across their 18 sites in North Wales and the border counties that should see them commission their 3,000th container this year.

Lock Stock Director Nick Powell said: “Wrexham is the biggest town in North Wales and is a major industrial and commercial hub and yet until recently we didn’t have a huge presence here. We are responding to demand from customers at our other sites across North East Wales, many of whom are from the Wrexham area.”

Lock Stock now have two sites in Wrexham with their first, smaller storage park at Whitegates, near the Queensway Sports Stadium, having 50 containers.

Area Manager Jeff Woods is overseeing the expansion at Ruabon Road and he said “Traditionally the majority of our customers have been individuals who are moving house and need somewhere to store furniture or people who have specific items which require a large storage unit for things like cars, boats and jet skis. But our containers are increasingly being hired by businesses and at some of our sites this accounts for up to 60 per cent of our trade and it does make sense for them. There are no business rates or service charges, there are three different sizes of units and we plan our sites very carefully so that our tenants can easily access their units 24/7.”

Their sites feature 24-hour pass-code access, while the Chinese-made steel containers are insulated and watertight and have arrived in the UK from the Far East on a one-way ocean voyage carrying imported goods from China.

Lock Stock, which employs 16 staff, also operates a van hire service, Take Stock, which is often used by businesses and also now sells containers and delivers them with its own articulated lorry.

Their existing sites stretch from Holyhead on Anglesey, along the North Wales coast at Bangor, Llandudno and Rhyl, on the Dee at Flint and Chester and inland at Denbigh, Mold, Wrexham and Newtown in Powys, and at Oswestry and Shrewsbury in Shropshire.

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Victoria Lee