Update 2/21/17 – Bluebird has opened a new facility in Manchester, N.H., the first of three projects it expects to open in the region this year. The three-story property comprises 115,000 square feet of storage space in more than 700 climate-controlled units. The site also includes a limited number of drive-up units. Property features include multiple access points, overhead loading canopies, security measures and elevators, according to a press release.
“We are excited to expand the Bluebird brand into Manchester as climate-controlled storage becomes increasingly more popular,” Goodison said. “There are a number of things that separate us from other storage facilities in the area: the temperature and humidity control to protect customers’ valuables, our ‘free pick-up’ service to give customers a helping hand, and our guaranteed rate for 365 days.”
3/15/16 – In addition to the facility it opened in Rochester last month, Bluebird is building three new facilities, one each in Bedford, Hooksett and Manchester, N.H. Combined, the four properties will include about 2,500 units. The total cost of construction will top out at about $20 million, according to Bill Goodison, managing director of Bluebird Storage LLC, which owns the Bluebird and Greenland Self Storage brands.
The Bedford property, scheduled to open next spring on South River Road, will include nearly 700 units. The Hooksett property on U.S. Route 3 will include 550 units. The Manchester property is being built on vacant land at 97 Brown Ave., at the intersection of Brown and Queen City Avenues. The land was previously owned by Velcro, according to the source. The three-story storage facility will include 750 climate controlled units and is slated to open in November.
The new developments are being driven by high occupancy rates at storage facilities in the state, Goodison told the source. Residents are selling their homes or “downsizing to something smaller and needing to keep their stuff somewhere,” he said.
2/22/16 – Bluebird Self Storage opened its doors last month in Rochester, N.H. The property at 201 Highland St. features 526 climate-controlled units and drive-in loading bays. Security features include gated access and video cameras.
The facility hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan 4. in conjunction with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Attendees included property managers Willie Brown, Doug Clark and Richard Kelley as well as several city officials and chamber members. Construction manager John Greenlaw of Greenlaw Construction also attended the event.