Container storage firm opens first Merseyside base

Container-based storage business Lock Stock Self Storage opens first site in Liverpool city region. Tony McDonough reports

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Rob Jones, site manager of Lock Stock Self Storage in Huyton. Picture by Mandy Jones


A national container-based storage has opened its first site in Liverpool city region.

Lock Stock Self Storage operates 27 storage facilities across North and Mid Wales and the border counties. It is now occupying just under an acre of space at Chapel Brook Trade Estate on Wilson Road, Huyton. This will have an initial capacity of 116 containers.

Headquartered in Denbigh in North Wales, Lock Stock will install units on the site ranging in size from 40-footers with a capacity of 2,560 sq ft to 20-foot units to 10-footers of 640 sq ft.

Regional manager for Lock Stock, Mike Trow, said: “This is our first time on Merseyside and we do see a gap in the market there and in the North West between expensive, indoor storage and the cheaper more flexible option of container storage.

“We believe we can fill that gap with our high quality container storage situated on properly surfaced, serviced and secure sites. All our sites are developed to a high, professional standard and this has made us the biggest operator of its kind in the UK.”

Each unit is painted the company’s uniform dark green and has been trucked onto the new site by lorry and Lock Stock use computer-aided design to ensure the layout permits easy, round the clock access to all the units.

The site is surrounded by security fencing fitted with solar-powered lighting and there is 24-hour keyless coded access.

And the Huyton storage park also features monitored CCTV and an intercom with a live video link to the office so customers can complete their rental transaction there and then.

According to Lock Stock, 60% of its units are rented by people moving house or keeping treasured possessions. And up to 40% are used by small businesses for storing materials.

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There is also a growing market from students looking to store possessions outside term time. With a student population of over 70,000 in Liverpool Lock Stock sees this as a growth area.

“We see ourselves as a premium offer compared to what is there now and we believe we can offer something different,” added Mike.

“We offer flexible terms which appeal to businesses and house movers. There is no minimum period and no notice needed when the unit is finished so customers only pay for the days they have used.”

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