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UK Self-Storage Operator Lock & Leave Opens Converted Facility in Canterbury, England


U.K. self-storage operator Lock & Leave Ltd. has opened a 40,000-square-foot facility in the Marshwood Business Park in Canterbury, England. The company purchased the property in March 2013. In addition to converting the site to traditional self-storage, Lock & Leave has included rentable offices and workspaces, industrial bulk units, and vehicle storage in its service mix.

The self-storage operator is marketing the office and workspace to startups and small businesses. Some pre-existing business-park tenants will continue to operate from the site near highway A28, according to the source.

“We’d been searching for a new expansion site in the Southeast for some time, and the Marshwood site presented itself as a real win-win opportunity,” said Andy Doulton, operations manager. “For Lock & Leave, there’s bags of potential both in terms of market prospect and physical expansion.”

The new facility also offers document-management services including archive storage, file retrieval and pickup, indexing, racking, and confidential shredding, according to the source.

The company also operates self-storage facilities in the English communities of Battersea, Twickenham and West Molesey.


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