Having recently won the SSAA’s Best Expansion of the Year Award and strategically planning the move of around 450 customers to their new Keswick site, 2014 has been a busy year for the U-Store It team.
The new warehouse, which was developed by cutting an existing 1920’s saw tooth warehouse in half, was no easy build given the demolition involved, inconvenience to customers and loss of income for 6 months. However the new three storey state-of-the-art facility and the many happy customers are a testament to the hard work, dedication and excellent service of the U-Store it staff and management.
The new building, which is completely concrete except for the roof, has been designed to accommodate customers’ needs for larger units, and roller door access for all units where possible to allow a greater opening for loading/unloading. The building has windows at the corridor ends to allow maximum light and also has a sensor triggered exhaust system that moves air through the floors when customers are on site.
The security system installed is first class with the first stage hosting 16HD cameras. The units and gates are protected using PTI – all units are individually alarmed and have their own light inside the unit as well as the corridor. The corridors are all operated by sensors to ensure maximum lighting efficiency.
The larger unit mix and in some cases ‘custom’ unit fit out has attracted more business and commercial clients to the facility, as has the bright yellow paint job. The Keswick site is well situated, located only 1.3km from Adelaide GPO with close access to Adelaide’s two major arterial roads (Anzac Highway and South Road), it is nothing but pure convenience for customers.
With 3 stories, 119 different unit sizes, spacious goods and passenger lifts and the ability to provide managed storage the new facility reflects a massive change from the 30-year-old adjacent Ashford site. General Manager Andrew Eastwood believes the Keswick build embodies “the U-Store It brand and our positioning statement of Adelaide’s Largest Self-Storage Specialists”.