Burke Bros Open New Self Storage Facility
17th June 2015
Wolverhampton removals firm Burke Bros Moving Group has completed a £200,000 investment in new purpose built self access storage facilities.
The new facilities at its Burke Bros Trading Estate in Fox’s Lane were officially opened on June 9 by the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Ian Brookfield.
"I’m always greatly encouraged to see noteworthy local investment and new city facilities that will serve many of our citizens and business owners, especially when it’s being made by a flourishing and expanding family-run firm who are right here in the city,” said Councillor Brookfield.
Plans started back in 2013 when Burke Bros Moving Group bosses, Gary and Chris Burke, recognised the opportunity to add self storage services to complement their existing containerised storage, free standing storage and document archive storage.
The firm successfully secured one of the largest Green Shoots grant funding awards of £50,000 in late 2014.
Work started in April on the major refurbishment of part of their former containerised storage space, where 94 varying size self storage rooms are now ready for general public use.
Gary Burke said: "Initial interest has been very positive.Since word got out, we’ve already received enquiries from local businesses, public sector organisations, private individuals and students, all looking to store a whole range of items from archive files, office equipment, products, studio flat contents, to house hold effects.”
The main contractor, Cheshire based self storage build specialists Active Supply and Design, were selected to build the new facilities due to their wealth of experience in the design, manufacture and construction of similar turn-key self storage installations.
Having new roofing and natural light incorporated into the warehouse, along with having the lower floor offices refurbished and a new corridor from the main reception to the self store rooms, Active’s single tier mezzanine floor design, with storage units at both ground and first floor levels, in a brightly lit, clean, safe, secure, dry environment made for the perfect use of the space.
Chris Burke said: "We have all been very impressed by both the quality of Active’s work, plus the speed at which they built it, especially when the entire fit out took just six weeks to complete.”
Active’s director Garth Williams said: "We were delighted when Burke Bros chose ourselves to help them enter the self storage marketplace along with their commitment to embrace the high standard of finish and quality of storage rooms we construct.”
Free car parking, large loading bays, trolleys and fork lifts are all available to make moving items in really easy. For customers’ peace of mind measures also include 24-hour security, 24-hour CCTV monitoring, strong perimeter fencing and secure gates, with each customer using their own padlocks on their own dedicated room, for easy access during regular opening hours.
New signage has been erected around the building that can be seen from the trains travelling on the main London to Manchester line and the North Wales to Birmingham railway line.