Derbyshire Self-Storage

The client for this project was a small, independent new operator entering the self-storage marketplace. They had a redundant agricultural building to convert for the purpose.

The work

The initial scheme (over 1,000m) was completed in two phases. Designed to be a discrete, self-contained installation to begin with, it could be easily extended with minimal cost and disruption later as the business grew.


As the building would be accessible by the public, the mezzanine floor included one hour fire protection to the structure. We used durable Fireline board cladding for longevity and appearance, and white Plastisol faced profile steel paneling to create a wide range of storage units from 2.5 to 50m2.


In keeping with the rural setting and theme, Heritage Green steel doors were used internally, and agricultural green cladding was used to refurbish the unit externally.


The site's unique location next to a heritage wood (also operated by the same family) meant it would attract a wide range of local 'landed gentry' type clientele, so the emphasis was very much on a high quality and attractive appearance.

The result

The completed project won a prestigious local industry award for the best use and conversion of its type in the Midlands Area.


The client was so happy with our work they commissioned us to work on a second major development at The Towers Business Park in Rugeley, Staffordshire.

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