The Rise of Self Storage in the South West of England, UK

Self storage is a simple idea where customers rent out a storage unit at a secure site for their own personal use. Self storage is appealing because it is a low cost flexible storage solution. Customers control how much they store, for how long and can access their unit whenever they want.Self storage has become popular across the UK but in particular the South West region, and the counties Devon and Cornwall, has seen an increase in the number of self storage providers in recent years.

There are several geographic and demographic reasons why self storage is popular in Devon and Cornwall. The South West of England has large rural areas with several major cities, the most noticeable being Plymouth and Exeter. Rural areas have a large number of small 文件倉 businesses and self employed people such as builders and farmers. Often these types of businesses are run from small premises or homes and therefore do not have a great deal of on-site storage space.

Small businesses and the self employed can benefit from commercial storage by storing tools, equipment, stock and archives at secure sites close to where they work. The low cost of self storage in North Devon outweighs the increased expenditure required for larger premises.In the major urban areas like Exeter and Plymouth, many people use self storage to free up space at home. This is true for other areas of the country too but the average wage in the South West is lower than many parts of the UK.