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20 different unit types available

The annual self storage survey: what the public needs to know

Every year, an organisation called Self Storage Association UK conducts a survey of those who own and operate self storage facilities, as well as potential customers. The industry has seen massive growth in recent years – the 2016 survey alone shows a 5% increase in supply to a staggering 37.6 million square feet in the UK. Some of this comes from new entrants to the profession, but much of the growth is down to increased provision by existing companies. And that’s just what we’ve done here at Storage World, recently opening a new facility in the north of Manchester to complement our city centre site and serve the whole Greater Manchester area. Both of our sites reflect the evolution of self storage into workspaces, offices and industrial units, rather than just somewhere for you to store your possessions when you run out of domestic space. The new age of self-storage is dawning!

But the survey shows some other concerning statistics. While 90% of people know about self storage (up from 77% in 2014), nearly half don’t believe that they could find any use for it. 68% of those interviewed were unable to name a brand unless they lived near, or regularly drove past, a local site, which goes to prove how vital visibility is in building awareness of what we do and the wide range of services we offer.

There are some other surprises, too. There is a distinct age bias, with 18-24 and 25-34-year-olds being the most avid users. Is this because young adults move around more and have smaller homes, or because this age group is more flexible in its thinking about space and how to use it? People in the south of the country showed more awareness of self storage than people in the north, and only a small minority of people had any idea about cost.

But the clear message from the survey is the need for more people to understand what we offer here at Storage World. The majority of respondents viewed self storage as something useful for handling life changing events. So help us to spread the real message – think outside of the box about renting space and using it creatively. Space is not just for storage – space is for expanding your life, your business, your hobbies or your work.


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick