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Warehouse Storage Rentals in Manchester

Storage World is also a smart and affordable warehouse solution for your business! Our facilities offer spacious, flexible and extremely secure units that are ideal for storing large amounts of business stock, office furniture and palletised goods nearby.

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A Smart Solution To Warehousing

When you think of business storage, warehouses are usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, as businesses evolve, so are the places they use for storage. Today, self storage units are becoming a popular storage solution for businesses of all sizes, but what is the difference between a storage unit and a warehouse? 

Traditionally, warehouses are larger than storage units with higher ceilings and wider spaces designed for storing big and bulky items such as:

  • Equipment
  • Palletised goods
  • Inventory

Self storage has become a popular way for businesses of all sizes to store inventory, supplies, equipment, documents and merchandise. Whether you need a mini warehousing solution for your small start-up or a bulk storage space for your growing e-commerce business, our warehouse rentals offer a range of ideal options.

  • Convenient and cost-effective solution to commercial warehousing
  • Secure and professional operational base
  • Wide variety of spacious warehousing options
  • Flexible lease agreements and short notice periods
  • Freedom to upsize or downsize as needed
  • Access to your unit, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Competitive prices

Is warehousing for your business?

Flexible and incredibly affordable, it’s not surprising that many small and large businesses in Greater Manchester use storage units to safely store stock or operate from. Warehouse storage is becoming more popular as it offers businesses of all types a secure, flexible and affordable space to store their goods. Businesses that typically use warehouse storage include: 

  • E-commerce businesses ‘
  • Courier and logistics 
  • Clothing businesses
  • High street retailers 
  • Events management companies
  • Construction companies 
  • Local authorities 
  • Last-mile fulfilment companies
  • General retailers with surplus stock 

If your business does not appear on the list above, don’t worry! Our flexible storage options allow us to customise our spaces according to your business’s individual needs. To find out if your business is suitable for self storage, give us a ring or fill out our contact form and we’ll give you a call to chat about our options.

Business customers working in their storage warehouse

How is warehouse storage cost calculated?

Although renting a storage space is simple, working out whether or not you can afford it can be a bit confusing. Warehouse storage can be rented over a long or short-term period and usually involves monthly payments which will be determined by answers to the following three questions:

  • How much space does my business need?
  • How long does my business need storage for?
  • Which facility is more convenient for my business? 

Before you can request a quote, you’ll first need to find out how much space you’ll need. If you’re a small business with a few pallets of stock, this is fairly easy, but if you are a large company with rows of inventory, you can measure the square footage of your inventory by following these simple steps: 

  1. Stack all stock side by side as you would store it 
  2. Measure the height, width and length of the stack 
  3. Multiply the length of the stack by the width to determine the square footage 

Lastly, provide our team with the total square footage, length of stay and the facility you’d like to store with. With this information, they’ll be able to send you an accurate quote of the total warehouse cost per month. 

There are no additional rental charges at Storage World, however, we do request that our customers insure their goods. We work with you to establish the new for old replacement value of your goods, ensuring you have adequate protection. Your Storage Adviser will assist you in producing an inventory and liaising with you periodically in the event the items you are storing change.

Customers enquiring about warehouse storage and the size at storage world hale & wilmslow

How does warehouse storage work?

Renting a warehouse at Storage World is very straightforward and easy to do. We have three fantastic facilities in Greater Manchester that offer businesses an affordable and convenient space to safely store their inventory, equipment or stock. All that you need to do is follow these four easy steps: 

Find the closest store 

Storage World has three state-of-the-art self storage facilities conveniently located in Central Manchester, Hale and Wilmslow and Middleton. Each of our stores is situated close to residential and industrial hubs, as well as university campuses.

Choose the right size unit 

At Storage World, we have over 800 storage rooms ranging in size from 10 sq ft to 250 sq ft units ideal for warehouse storage. See our nifty online space guide to get a better idea of what can fit into our various units. 

Book your unit 

Once you’ve selected your unit size, you can book your warehouse with a member of our team and decide on a move-in date. This can be done over the phone or by email. 

Move in! 

At Storage World, we not only make storage simple but moving too! With our warehousing units, businesses benefit from secure parking, loading equipment, trolleys and affordable packaging supplies at our box shop on site.

Can you live or sleep in your warehouse?

The simple answer is no, you cannot sleep, live or host a music festival in your warehouse. While dry, clean and well-maintained, warehouses are not habitable spaces. They are designed to store objects only and don’t often have running water, kitchen facilities, adequate ventilation or ablution facilities. 

What can you use a warehouse for? 

Warehouses are very useful and versatile spaces. With a wide variety of unit sizes and purpose-built facilities, businesses can use a warehouse to:

  • Safely store large amounts of stock 
  • Manage and organise inventory 
  • Sort and arrange last-mile deliveries 
  • Conduct sub-assembly work for clients 
  • Store office furniture or equipment 

What can’t you use a warehouse for?

Apart from using it as living quarters, warehouses cannot be used for any illegal activities or to store potentially hazardous items such as: 

  • Flammable and combustible items such as gasoline, fireworks, propane oil, grease, and paint
  • Toxic materials such as chemicals, cleaning products, fertiliser etc. 
  • Living animals, people and plants 
  • Perishables or food that needs to be refrigerated
  • Weapons or explosives 
  • Stolen goods or illegal substances 
  • Wet items 

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
  • 201 - 1000 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

201 - 1000 SQ FT

A 1000 sq ft unit measures nearly half the size of a tennis court, providing enough space to store the entire contents of a large home.

  • Stock for e-commerce businesses
  • Large household contents including a bookcase
  • Garden furniture
  • Bulky equipment

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