McCarthy’s new £1m storage centre doubles capacity
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.’