- On July 29, 2015
Buses, Boats & Batman
Many would think that the world of self-storage revolves around people moving house needing a temporary stop over for their furniture while decorating or renovating their new home.
But that is far removed from the reality of what happens here at Storage World in Manchester on a daily basis. We do get our fair share of domestic customers looking for a small unit to seasonally store their garden furniture or Christmas decorations but we also get twice as many phone calls that are out of the ordinary and wanting an unusual solution to an unusual situation.
A catering business based at the other end of the country spied a double decker bus up for auction here in Manchester. The spark of an idea formed about converting the bus into a mobile eatery, visiting festivals and events to offer an exciting alternative to the burger van and a place to sit and relax from the hubbub. Their problem was where do you park a double decker bus safely, work on it at hours to suit AND be close enough to the motorway network to make it all worthwhile?
A phone call, a visit, a handshake later and the dotted line was signed and a new business venture started.
Taking up a new hobby can be costly. When that hobby involves a 26 foot long boat in need of repair then you enter a new level of expense. That’s where Storage World came in for East Manchester based Derek. Though slightly land-locked, a dream of the briny drives him on and he has found safe mooring to make everything ship-shape so he can captain his own ship.
By ensuring his boat, The Lady Rosa, is under constant CCTV coverage, Derek can sleep well in his hammock as he dreams of the rolling waves in his future.
Not exactly Bruce Wayne’s Manor but we can claim to be the home of Batman. Ok, that’s a slight exaggeration but we do provide storage for community groups and environmental agencies. Some of the items stored are for a group who are monitoring the local bat population. This involves some hi-tech equipment and the security provided at Storage World is ideal. The optional extended access mean that outside of our standard opening hours authorised members of the group can turn up to collect their gear, attach it to their utility belts and head out into the Dark (K)night!
So, as you can see, its not all sofas and wardrobes, storage can be as FLEXiBLE as you want it to be!