Box Clever doubles capacity at new site
Posted on the 7 August 2018
A North East storage firm is set to double its capacity by opening a new facility for an additional 150 container units.
Box Clever was set up in Billingham in 2007 as one of the first container storage facilities in Teesside. The firm has enjoyed steady growth since then despite the impact of the recession and slow economic recovery.
But with more and more home and business owners using fixed container units as a solution to their storage needs, Box Clever has decided to open a second facility at Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate.
The new 33 cubic metre units will be available from the end of August and takes Box Clever’s storage capacity to 9,900 cubic metres across both sites.
Jenny Longmire, co-ordinator for Box Clever, said: “We were one of the first storage firms to set up but the market has really matured since then. Today, people are far more willing to put their belongings into storage as they can see the benefits of freeing up capacity in their homes and businesses with the peace of mind of 24-hour access and security.
“Box Clever has been exploring the opportunity for growth for a while as we have been at capacity at our original Chiltons Avenue site for several months. The new facility at Cowpen Lane allows us to have 300 storage units across both sites and the aim now is to expand further across the North East with up to five sites.”
Box Clever customers hire the storage units for all kinds of uses including businesses for filing of old documents, homeowners, market traders, rock bands and vintage car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Both sites can be accessed around the clock with security guards, CCTV and key fob access.
Growth at Box Clever has been attributed to positive movement in the housing market, as well as small businesses who require additional space for products or documents.
The business is part of the Nicholson Group of companies, whose founder David Nicholson added: “We are looking at exciting and creative ways of expanding the Box Clever concept and have recently designed a modular duplex building which not only offers storage capacity on the ground floor, it also has additional units utilised as office space on the upper floor.
“We have trialled this model successfully and will be offering these stacked modular units at both Box Clever sites.”