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Storage World

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50% discount off first 8-weeks

Conveniently located nearby

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20 different unit types available

Container Storage At Storage World

At Storage World, we offer a safe, convenient and affordable alternative to steel container storage. All three of our sites in Manchester, Middleton and Manchester Airport are equipped with spacious, purpose-built storage units ideal for storing excess personal or business items, no matter the size.

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Benefits Of Container Storage

While steel container storage is a popular way for businesses to store large amounts of stock, equipment or materials, it’s not always the best. For one, these steel cargo boxes are not designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, often resulting in damaged goods during long-term storage.

At Storage World, we provide a safe and cost-effective alternative to steel container storage and warehousing at all three of our locations. Whether you want to store large amounts of stock for your growing e-commerce business or need a long-term warehousing solution, our storage facilities are far more robust and secure to ensure your items are always protected in our care.

Here are a few other benefits Storage World can offer you: 

  • 20 different individual room sizes
  • Storage Advisors in store 7 days a week
  • Round-the-clock access and security
  • 800 storage rooms ranging from 10 to 200 sq ft
  • 200 bulk storage rooms ranging from 200 to 1500 sq ft
  • Offices
  • External drive-up units 
  • Free parking 
  • Clean bathroom facilities
  • Communal kitchen areas 
  • Free post or parcel receive and dispatch service 
  • 3 branches in Manchester, Middleton & Manchester Airport, and growing 

The Difference Between A Storage Unit & A Steel Container


General-purpose shipping containers usually come in a stock-standard shape with only a few sizes variations. Self storage on the other hand offers businesses and households a wide range of unit sizes, allowing you to tailor your space to your exact needs. Plus, if your storage requirements change, we make it quick, easy and of course, free of charge to upsize, downsize or opt-out entirely, giving you greater flexibility than any other storage solution.


Unlike container storage, each of our units is housed internally in our secure storage facility. While containers often rust and weaken from adverse weather, our storage units are always clean and dry, ensuring that whatever you store will remain in the exact same condition you left it in, no matter how long you store it for.


Steel storage containers are often stacked on top of one another and stored in a vacant location outside. If you are storing valuable business or personal items, this can be a serious security risk. Our facilities all have unrivalled security systems to ensure your goods have 24-hour protection. We can also provide you with insurance for your unit and its contents, giving you complete peace of mind when you leave your items at our facility.


Our ultra-modern storage units are purpose-built with the best quality materials and illumination, insulation and heating facilities. Whether you need a spacious workshop or a temperature-controlled unit to store valuable goods or sentimental memorabilia, a self storage unit provides the best storage solution and protection for your belongings.


Surprisingly, renting a self storage unit is not more expensive than container storage, even with its countless extra benefits! With various unit sizes available, you can rent the exact amount of space you need and not an inch more. We also don’t require you to sign long-term contracts, giving you the freedom to store your items for as little or as long as you need.


At Storage World, we have a team of trained Storage Advisors on-hand at all times to help you with whatever you need. Whether you’re unsure about our storage unit sizes or simply need an extra hand to move in, we’re dedicated to making the self storage experience smooth and stress-free. Our team can even organise a removal or van hire service, and supply you with quality packaging products to store or move your items safely.



What Our Customers Say

★★★★★ “I have just taken a unit at Storage World and the organisation and helpfulness of the staff has made it a very easy process. Fully informed on how to get to my unit, including entry and exit information. Ease of access and knowing that our goods are securely looked after was a main reason for us choosing this company. Well recommended.”

Paul Bushell – Seven Seas Imports Limited, Manchester, England (independent review taken from reviews.io)

Contact Us for your free, no-obligation quote based specifically on your storage needs. Our units are the perfect alternative to steel container storage in the Manchester area.

Not sure which size unit you require? Check out our handy Space Guide tool that shows you what you can fit in each of our unit sizes.

Space Guide

With so many options, deciding on a unit size can be confusing. To make it super simple, we developed a handy size estimator to help you visualise each of our unit sizes in a practical way and find the right fit for you.



  • 25 SQ FT
  • 35 SQ FT
  • 50 SQ FT
  • 75 SQ FT
  • 100 SQ FT
  • 150 SQ FT
  • 200 SQ FT

25 SQ FT

Measuring the same size as a small garden shed, our 25 sq ft unit is the perfect solution for storing a few household items. Declutter the home and store seasonal items or a few boxes in this cost-effective, small unit.

  • Christmas decorations
  • Valuable tools
  • Single mattress
  • Armchair
  • Memorabilia

35 SQ FT

A 35 sq ft self-storage unit is around the same size as the average garden shed and is big enough to store the contents of a studio flat.

  • Dining room table and chairs
  • Garden furniture
  • Multiple boxes
  • Bicycles

50 SQ FT

A 50 sq ft storage unit is half the size of the average garage and is big enough to contain the content of a one-bedroom flat.

  • Queen size bed
  • Dresser
  • Office desks
  • Filing cabinets

75 SQ FT

Our 75 sq ft unit can hold the contents of an average two-bedroom flat. The high ceiling allows boxes to be stacked on top of one another, with room for several furniture items.

  • Large appliances
  • Dining room tables and chairs
  • Business inventory
  • Filing cabinets
  • Bookcases

100 SQ FT

The medium storage unit can hold the contents of an average two-bedroom flat, or serve as a small office or warehouse.

  • A sofa set
  • Garden furniture
  • Bicycles and sport equipment
  • Business inventory

150 SQ FT

Our 150 sq ft unit is the same size as one and a half garages. As a large storage unit, it benefits both businesses and households who need to store large items.

  • Piano
  • Sofa sets
  • Wide-screen TVs and valuable appliances
  • Stock for online businesses

200 SQ FT

As a large storage unit, the 200 sq ft space can hold the contents of a large four or five-bedroom house. It’s a cost-effective and convenient alternative to warehousing, perfect for bulky stock, merchandise and palletised goods.

  • Large appliances including a fridge-freezer
  • Bulky warehouse stock
  • Sofa sets
  • Large garden furniture

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