Mixed-Use Development of Former Derby, England, Newspaper Building Includes Self-Storage

A former newspaper building in Derby, England, which once housed advertising, editorial and printing processes for the “Derby Telegraph,” is being converted into a mixed-use development that includes self-storage. Storage4U is nearing completion on the conversion of a former distribution area into 250 storage units and has the option to add another 200 units on a mezzanine level, according to the source. The facility on Meadow Road could open in January.

A former newspaper building in Derby, England, which once housed advertising, editorial and printing processes for the “Derby Telegraph,” is being converted into a mixed-use development that includes self-storage. Storage4U is nearing completion on the conversion of a former distribution area into 250 storage units and has the option to add another 200 units on a mezzanine level, according to the source. The facility on Meadow Road could open in January.

"We were delighted to secure this site,” Eric Smith, a representative for Storage4U, told the source. “It provides plenty of space, and although parking is not necessarily that important for a self-storage site, it is a bonus that there is plenty already here."

The self-storage business will comprise only a portion of the building. Air Leisure UK is developing a trampoline park to occupy a 2,500-square-meter area that used to house the newspaper’s printing processes, according to the source. Former office space will be developed into other businesses at a later date. The building is owned by 4x4 Properties.

The “Derby Telegraph” relocated its operation a year ago to another area of the city. It occupied the building for 33 years.

The Storage4U facility will create five jobs including one full-time position. It’ll be the self-storage operator’s fourth location. The company currently operates facilities in Ambergate, Beeston and Nottingham, England.

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