Brighton and Hove News » Storage firm opens new base in Hove

One of Britain’s largest self-storage companies has opened a new base in Hove on the site of a former car showroom and service station.

Big Yellow Self Storage said its new premises in Old Shoreham Road, opposite the bottom of Holmes Avenue, had 850 secure storage rooms and 11 flexible rental offices.

The company said the Hove site was its 105th and included an art installation through its gate commissioned from Brighton artist Kerry Lemon.

Big Yellow added: “The new store welcomes home and business customers looking for short or long term storage space while moving, decluttering, home improvements or to help small businesses such as online retailers to store their inventory and records.

“Flexible storage units are available for rent starting from just one week and offer a wide variety of sizes ranging from 9 square feet to 400 square feet.

“Each room has its own unique PIN access code and the site is monitored by 24/7 security so that guests’ belongings are kept safe.

“For local people and businesses who want to move away from working from home, while still maintaining flexibility, the site also offers 11 new office spaces available for monthly rental, which include both internet access and telephone lines.

“With sustainability at the heart of Big Yellow’s business, the Hove store has been outfitted with a wide range of eco-friendly features.

“Outside the store, Big Yellow has installed green walls and a green roof which provide the added benefit of better energy efficient insulation and a passive cooling effect in the summer.

“As far as electricity generation is concerned, the store has been equipped with solar panels on its roof to produce renewable energy on site.

“At the same time, a garden has been added to the back of the store with birdhouses, bat houses and insect hotels to encourage visits from local wildlife.

“On site, customers will be able to use the 16 parking spaces for bicycles or recharge their electric car at one of the two new charging stations.

“In addition, the store interior is equipped with motion-sensor LED lighting and low-flow faucets to reduce water consumption.”

The company also has a store in Coombe Road, just off Lewes Road, Brighton.

Laura J. Boyer