McCarthy’s new £1m stor­age cen­tre dou­bles ca­pac­ity

Yorkshire Post - Business - - FOCUS ON SMES -

A NEW £1m self-stor­age cen­tre has opened its doors in Har­ro­gate dou­bling the ca­pac­ity of an ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity.

The new pur­pose-built fa­cil­ity is an ex­ten­sion to the ex­ist­ing McCarthy’s Stor­age World on Ripon Road, in­creas­ing its self stor­age ca­pac­ity by 50 per cent.

Set be­hind the cur­rent build­ing, the new fa­cil­ity has had a wait­ing list for sev­eral months, and has now seen the first oc­cu­pants gain ac­cess. Stor­age units rang­ing from the size of an old tele­phone box, 16 sq ft, to 500 sq ft will be avail­able, along with be­spoke units which can be cre­ated to or­der.

One 4,000 sq ft ware­house unit is also avail­able on a flex­i­ble lease ba­sis. Each unit is fit­ted with an alarm, and the site is mon­i­tored by CCTV and on­site se­cu­rity.

Mike McCarthy, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of McCarthy’s Re­movals and Stor­age, said: “We’re really pleased to have opened the doors to our new Har­ro­gate stor­age cen­tre.

“We’ve been plan­ning it for a long time as we were of­ten run­ning at full ca­pac­ity, so it’s great to now have more than enough space avail­able.

“We’re also ex­cited to be of­fer­ing a 4,000 sq ft ware­house on site – we’re aware that kind of space can be hard to find in Har­ro­gate, so I’m hope­ful it will be of use to a lo­cal busi­ness.”

Vic­to­ria Cog­gill has been ap­pointed as store man­ager with the com­pany plan­ning fur­ther re­cruit­ment in the com­ing months.

Mr McCarthy said: “Many of our cus­tomers are home­m­o­vers who might be de­clut­ter­ing, down­siz­ing or need­ing to move into stor­age be­fore they get the keys to their new prop­erty.

“But, in ad­di­tion, we’re see­ing a lot of in­ter­est from SMEs, look­ing for ex­tra stor­age, work­shop space or some­where to ‘pick and pack’.”

The fam­ily busi­ness has been trad­ing since 1970 and is pri­mar­ily known for its pri­vate and com­mer­cial re­movals and stor­age ser­vices. McCarthy’s also has stor­age fa­cil­i­ties in Leeds and Wake­field. In ad­di­tion, it of­fers a range of busi­ness ser­vices in­clud­ing doc­u­ment man­age­ment and doc­u­ment shred­ding.


‘It’s great to now have more than enough space avail­able.’

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