Self Storage was first established in the UK in the 1980's. The Self Storage industry continues to grow steadily in the UK, and has seen the highest growth and highest yielding investment returns within the commercial sector over the last decade.
The latest Self-Storage Association UK (SSAUK) annual report, prepared by Mintel in 2014 reveals that the UK self storage industry has remained resilient and investment has continued to grow throughout the recent economic slowdown.
Nearly half (49%) of self storage operators state that they plan to open one or more self storage sites in the next five years. Self-storage units are classified as commercial assets, therefore investment and ownership can be structured via a number of methods. Self storage construction has fast become an essential addition for a well-balanced self storage investment portfolio.