The UK’s leading self-storage operator Big Yellow Self Storage has appointed McLaren Construction to complete an exciting new facility in Hove, East Sussex, to open to customers by Spring 2022.
Over the past two decades McLaren has delivered fourteen Big Yellow storage facilities, the first being a self-storage unit in Finchley, North London back in 2002, and since then the partnership has evolved to build over 1 million square feet of self storage and office space together across the UK.
Big Yellow Group plc acquired the site last year and said it had been tracking the location for nearly 20 years in a town where land opportunities for this type of development are few and far between.
The new location will provide 58,000 square feet of maximum lettable area (MLA) including 4,700 square feet of flexible office space. The scheme includes the construction of a 2-level basement self-storage unit with an area of green roof and associated external works. Site setup began this month and is progressing on schedule despite challenges associated with the onset of COVID-19.
Big Yellow’s Construction Director, Nigel Hartley said:
“Our new store portfolio has been delivered with the expertise and great long-term relationships formed within our supply chain. McLaren’s past performance for Big Yellow is excellent and it is testament to our team ethos, developed during the past two decades that we are once again building a complex and challenging store with a highly rated partner.
“In terms of delivery, McLaren Construction has an enviable track record in this sector, having built more than 20 million square feet of high-quality, complex, industrial and logistics space since its inception in 2001.”
McLaren Executive Director, Phil Pringle said:
“We are delighted to once again be working with one of our earliest, most valued customers Big Yellow, as we continue to push forward with renewed focus on the Industrial and Logistics construction sector.”
McLaren Managing Director, South, Jay Newman also added:
“By working closely with Big Yellow from the early stages of the project, we look forward to overcoming technical construction challenges and ensure social distancing is embedded into our approach without compromising the programme. We are excited to build an outstanding new storage facility for the people of Hove, delivered on time.”