An empty factory in Sutton, United Kingdom, has been converted into a 17,000-square-foot self-storage facility. B.E. Webbe purchased the factory on Coxmoor Road from GT Tools a year ago. The factory had been empty for more than a year and had been vandalized.
The conversion cost £1.2 million ($1.6 million). Transforming the building included removing the asbestos roof and adding new columns to support a new roof. A mezzanine floor and loading bays were also added. Other changes include new offices, kitchen and toilets. The flooring was sandblasted and painted.
B.E. Webb Self Storage has 150 storage units ranging in size from 20 square feet to 300 square feet. A second phase to add another 17,000 square feet is scheduled for next year. The property also includes an adjacent yard, which will become a gated storage compound.
B.E. Webbe owns a facility on Mansfield Road in Derby, and has refurbished buildings in Burton and Long Eaton into self-storage facilities.