Space Saver has added a custom-built drive-thru canopy to its self-storage facility in Kent, England. The property in the Waterham Storage Park on Highstreet Road now features a 700-square-meter, L-shaped structure that provides year-round cover to 60 new drive-up units. It has a 22-foot roof span and 14-foot eaves.
“The canopy has given us a unique self-storage option unlike any other in the country. I’m hoping in business terms it will take Space Saver to the next level,” said John Burgess, managing director.
The structure was designed, manufactured and installed by Clovis Canopies. The canopy not only needed to link the planned and existing storage units, it had to be wide enough to allow vehicles to turn and high enough to enable access for moving trucks, according to a Space Saver press release. It also had to fit aesthetically with the existing buildings and the facility’s blue, white and yellow brand colors, Burgess said.
“The main challenge was to develop what the client anticipated into the finished project and create the plan before the storage units were in place,” said Douglas Cox, contracts manager for Clovis.
Founded in 1992 by Patrick Sinker, Space Saver offers 1,200 storage units. In addition to business and personal storage, it offers archive storage, office space for rent, mailbox rental, moving and packing and supplies, and warehousing services.
Clovis Canopies offers a range of all-weather canopies, entrance shelters and walkways for airports, hospitals, housing, offices, schools and other buildings.