Removals and Storage 99
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Happy Birthday Wakefield Storage World!

Written by on June 16, 2017

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We can’t quite believe it, but it’s two years since we opened the doors at our Wakefield self-storage centre.

It was May 2015 when we welcomed our first customers after renovating the 40,000 sq ft building on Kirkgate. Initially we only converted a section of the two-story premises into storage units, which is standard practice in the industry, but within six months we needed to fit out more to provide more space.

Now, fast forward another 18 months, and we find ourselves undertaking the fit out of an extra 100 units due to customer demand! The new units will be in a variety of sizes and will mean 75 per cent of the building is now occupied with storage facilities for customers.

To say we’ve been delighted with how well things are going would be an understatement. We’ve got a great location on one of the main roads into and out of the city and we’re finding that we’re attracting a wide range of people. Businesses account for about 30 per cent of our customers and we have a lot of archiving and document management clients from, for example, professional services firms.

But, in addition, with the increase in online businesses, we’re finding more and more organisations have decided they don’t need a traditional office, and can instead work from storage space when needed. It’s more flexible and cost effective, as units can easily be scaled up and down in size as needed and there’s a one off monthly fee including rates, rent and utilities, with no hidden extras and no fixed term contracts.

The largest unit we currently let in Wakefield is 1,000 sq ft although we’re always happy to be flexible around a customer’s requirements. Most domestic users opt for around 100 sq ft, and often they’re using it to declutter ahead of a house move or renovations, or they’re using it as an extension to their garage or loft facilities. Houses are getting smaller, but we seem to accumulate more ‘stuff’ than ever before!

Wakefield Storage Collage LowerBut don’t just listen to what we have to say. We spoke to one of our business customers to ask how they found using our Wakefield self storage. Alistair Black runs a

Plan-it Cards

franchise of Plan-it Cards, and has had a storage unit at McCarthy’s since July 2015. He said: “We supply greetings cards, gift wrap and gift bags, to convenience stores, garage forecourts, post offices, and so on, and we use the storage unit to store the products and prepare the orders. My experience of McCarthy’s has been superb. The staff are very pleasant and extremely helpful and it’s a clean and safe environment to work in. The unit is very accessible, so it’s easy to transport stock to and from my vehicle with the trolleys provided. It helps the business as we can come and go as we please, and we know everything is kept safe and secure even when we’re not there. The location is also great as we can pick up the motorway network within 10 minutes.”

The Wakefield facility is the largest one we run, but we also have self-storage sites in Leeds and Harrogate. McCarthy’s Storage World in Leeds has been running for more than 10 years and Harrogate for five years. So, wherever you are in Yorkshire, hopefully we have a self storage centre that’s convenient for you and can provide just the space and service you need!


McCartheys were there to take much of the stress out of what was a very difficult time for myself and my family.All the staff were patient and understanding of our dilemma and did all they could to help.
The storage facilities were safe and very secure with easy access .
All in all a painless experience.
Would highly recommend.

5 Stars

Really friendly and helpful customer service and explained everything clearly. Easy to reserve and new facility in York seems well secured and easy to access, with handy equipment to use (particularly with extended hours - at additional cost). Only minor comment for improvement during these times would be to have sanitise stations near the keypads as these are touch points for everyone using the facility.

5 Stars

Really good service and nice units. Easy access, great location, nothing to fault

5 Stars
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0113 262 3000 /
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