A local’s storage story
Why farms with unused land and buildings make perfect storage facilities
A storage option for locals
When considering diversification, different farmers tend to take different approaches. Some opt for craft food and drink, (perhaps some meat, cheese or beer), others offer leisure and tourism. Some farmers decide to sell up and see their land developed into housing.
Whichever way they decide to go, it relies on there being a high demand for that particular product
A different type of diversification
Another route that could make a good option for diversification is to offer an easy access storage solution for the local area.
It can be a profitable option for farmers, and offer a sympathetic solution for the community, repurposing space that might otherwise be built on.
Breathing new life into vacant, unused space can do a number of things.
- Provide a useful and practical service to locals
- Blends into the landscape and is less intrusive visually than a big development.
- Gives the farmer control of the space and can easily be converted back into farmland if required.
Having a ready made customer base that you can dive into is key. In addition, many of the land owners in our network already tell us that they get lots of enquires for people looking to store things on their land
So the service is already in demand.
A happy outcome for all
Here are a few words from the farmer at our Newbury storage facility, Ian:
“Being a RedSpot Self Storage provider wasn’t about installing massive purpose built storage buildings in a rural setting, it was about creating a convenient self storage solution that was sympathetic to the amenities of the surrounding area. “
Ian goes on to say ” We’ve had lot’s of people knocking on our door asking if they can store this and that over the years, so, when RedSpot contacted us with a new idea for using our land, it felt like the perfect fit. We wouldn’t have to sell our land and see buildings being developed in our back yard or learn a new skill to run a B+B for example!”
Feel free to get in touch with the team to discuss potential options.