McCarthy’s Removals and Storage eyes further growth

A family-owned removals business is marking 45 years’ trading after continuing to grow through the economic crisis. McCarthy’s Removals and Storage survived the housing crash and avoided redundancies to grow to a £3.5m turnover in 2014. The company has grown from a traditional home-moving business to include office removals, business services such as secure document…

Self Storage: Locking up stable returns

The self-storage industry is benefitting from an increasingly diverse customer base, while investors have enjoyed stable income and low volatility.  From people moving house to downsizing businesses needing storage space, self-storage units are used for a wide range of purposes, including housing personal belongings, furniture and excess stock. Read more at; Self Storage: Locking up…

UK housing market confidence falls slightly

Confidence in the UK housing market has fallen slightly despite the fact that interest rates were held again and average house prices continued to increase. According to the latest monthly Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker the headline House Price Outlook balance, that is the difference between the proportion of people across Britain that expect the…

Space Station takes over Kings Heath site

Self-storage provider Space Station has expanded its presence with a new base in south Birmingham. The Slough-based company has acquired Storage Corporation, in Kings Heath, making it the firm’s sixth depot and first outside of the South East. The premises will undergo a phased refurbishment programme which is expected to be completed early next year…

From the Huffington Post – America Has More Self-Storage Facilities Than McDonald’s

Turns out the only thing Americans may love more than Big Macs is hoarding. There are more self-storage facilities in America than there are McDonald’s restaurants, according to a recent report from the commercial real estate publication REJournals. There were 48,500 self-storage facilities in America at the end of 2014, Curbed points out, compared to…