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UK Self Storage Industry : 2016 Awards


As part of the annual awards ceremony, SSAUK announced three major industry awards last Friday and Janus International Group was a partner for all three SITES that won the awards. Steel Storage partnered for 2 sites and Janus International UK for one.


Below are the details:


1. Best Facility UK Major Operator : Big Yellow, Twickenham

The store was awarded for showing exceptional performance despite all the disruptions caused by the Rugby World Cup.  The judges were particularly impressed with the solar power generation, led lighting and other power saving initiatives that allow the store to be less than carbon neutral, actually adding power to the grid.  They also have a water catchment area and wildlife habitat.


2. Best Facility UK Major Operator : Stock N Lock, Worcester

Stock N Lock have had an exceptional year, growing their revenue by almost 40% through increase in both occupancy and return per square foot.  The judges commented on their exceptional website which provides customer information on self storage while guiding them through the process of reserving a unit.  Stock N Lock also have a creative local radio advertising campaign that promotes their boxes and packaging materials as well as self storage.


3. Extraordinary Achievement Award : Shurgard, Woolwich


Shurgard have built this store directly above the new London cross rail tunnel, on a site that many considered unviable for the construction of such a large building.

Using a method of piling unusual to London and the Cross-rail team, the substructure was constructed ensuring no risings and minimal waste left the site.  The engineers came up with a solution where the loading on the tunnels was significantly reduced and the number of piles supporting the building dropped from 1,338 to 348.


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