New Vehicles for removals and storage
Although the housing market has been hit by economic events over the past few years B E Webbe has been able to ride through these tough and demanding times and invest in three new vehicles.
The company has upgraded its fleet by purchasing two £50,000 Luton Sprinter vehicles and a 12 tonne pallet van to help deal with the increasing demand in Self Storage.
With the offer of a free man and van B E Webbe has seen a great increase in customers requiring storage at its depots in Derby, Burton on Trent, Long Eaton and Sutton in Ashfield.
A further Luton Sprinter 12 tonne pallet van has also been purchased to help deal with the demand for domestic moves, office and corporate work, and container storage.
New Self Storage facility for Sutton-in-Ashfield!
A company is investing around £900,000 to transform a disused factory at Sutton-in-Ashfield into its latest self storage facility.
BE Webbe has bought the former GT Tools premises in Coxmoor Road which have been empty for a year since the specialist manufacturer went into administration.
The company plans will breathe new life into the building which has suffered from vandalism and give it a much-needed facelift.
BE Webbe bought the site through King Sturge. Refurbishment will cost £250,000 and conversion to its new use, which has been granted planning permission by Ashfield District Council, will add on another £600,000.
This will include a new, higher roof, new cladding, new utility services, a lift and new offices, kitchen, toilet, and new shutter doors for access and a loading bay.
Work will be done in two phases. The first phase, which is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2011, will create 17,000 sq ft of storage space. That will create 150 storage units ranging in size from 20 sq ft to 400 sq ft. The company plans to put in a mezzanine floor later to double the storage space on offer.
BE Webbe, one of the first companies in Derby to introduce self storage, has invested in providing facilities in the city, Burton, and Long Eaton, and has been looking around the Sutton and Mansfield area for two years for a viable site having identified a need.
“It’s taken us this long because it is very difficult to find suitable premises that are appropriate for self storage requirements,” said director Richard Blount.
“We are delighted to have found these premises which fit those requirements and we are looking forward to providing self storage facilities in the Mansfield area”
An added bonus with this site is that it has a large yard area at the side of the building which will be used to provide a secure, gated compound.
The units could be used to store items ranging from household items such as furniture to garage and garden equipment, archive files and general goods.
They will have easy access from the M1 and A38 corridor stretching over to South Normanton and nearby Alfreton in Derbyshire.
Refurbishment work will be carried out by Webbe’s associated company Kinsey (Midlands).
Surprise at B.E.Webbe Self Store!
September 2nd 2010
B.E.Webbe has rented a Self Store Unit to Hilton Contemporary Flooring Limited since the beginning of 2007 and Managing Director, Tony Taylor, has seen his business continue to grow, but you might be surprised by the way he has achieved this.
This is partly due to Mr Taylor transforming his unit into a walk-in Showroom, literally converting it from a typical store unit into a facility where customers can walk in and view the many flooring products he has to offer.
This has many advantages ranging from being able to increase or decrease the floor area due to demand in business, to not having to pay business rates which will save thousands of pounds per year.
There are also no long term leases or fixed term contracts required enabling huge flexibility on how long you can store there.
Other advantages self storage has compared to a shop for example are the differences in price per square foot. A typical shop of 600sq ft on the High Street will cost approximately £15,000 per year plus Business Rates, where a storage unit of the same size would cost £4,500 per year and Business Rates are exempt. This alone makes a saving of around 20%.
Sales Director, Edward Blount, says “Great initiative has been used by Mr Taylor to really maximise his storage unit by converting it into a Showroom. We hope that other businesses can see the potential in this as we feel this is a great way to get the very best out of your business especially through these uncertain times”
Since opening in 2005, B.E.Webbe Self Storage depot in Burton Upon Trent has gone from strength to strength, even during the downturn in the economy, the level of storage has still continued to increase.
The total floor area for the self storage depot is 52.000 sq ft and at least 80% of the units are occupied.
The future for storage seems to be bright as B.E.Webbe has purchased a new storage site in Mansfield, opening in summer 2011, to add to present sites in Derby, Burton and Long Eaton.
Free Van and Man
August 10th 2009
If you need more space around the house or office B E Webbe has a special offer to help solve theproblem. If you rent one of its Self Storage units of up to 80 sq ft the company will provide a free van and driver to collect your belongings.
B E Webbe operates three custom-built facilities in central Derby, Burton-on-Trent and Long Eaton near Nottingham. The individually locked units are clean, dry and protected by 24 hour CCTV security.
With rentals starting from as little as £1.00 per day, the offer is ideal for students or contract workers who need to leave their accommodation on a temporary basis.
Friendly, fully trained personnel are on hand to help you at all times and B E Webbe can even provide boxes, packaging material, tape and furniture covers.
All you need to do is choose the size of room you require, pick-up your own keys and you have easy access 6 days a week.
You are welcome to take a look round one of the facilities.
Convenient self storage facility opens in a £2m
boost to town’s economy
March 31st 2009
A new facility to help businesses and the general public opens in Long Eaton on Thursday (April 2nd 09) after several months work and a cost of almost £2m.
Derby-based BE Webbe has created a self-storage facility, the first in the town, to meet a growing demand by companies and individuals.
The company bought two adjoining premises, Ashley House, and Derwent House, on Wilsthorpe Road, both of which had been empty for several months and transformed them into one operating unit, giving them a new lease of life.
Extensive works were needed and refurbishing and fitting-out costs have been in the region of £1.2m on top of the purchase price.
The total costs make the new facility the biggest single commercial investment in the town for several years.
Work was carried out by Webbe’s sister company, Kinsey (Midlands) who handed over the keys to the facility last week.
This included a new roof and the creation of a second floor. The building will house 46,000 sq ft of economical self storage in self-contained steel units ranging from 20 sq ft to 450 sq ft.
So far 140 units are available in the first phase, and another 200 will be provided in the second phase which will be completed next year.
Richard Blount, a director of BE Webbe, said that the company had identified a need for a self-storage facility in Long Eaton and had supplied the local community, both commercial and private, with economical, secure and flexible storage systems.
He said that even before the opening there had been considerable interest in the facility and the company had already received orders for units totalling 3,000 sq ft.
The buildings, close to Derwent Street industrial estate, are within close access of the A52 and junction 25 of the M1, and so are well-placed for companies from a wide area.
“We specialise in supplying businesses with overspill storage space and room for archive material,” said Richard. “This facility will offer solutions to those businesses which require extra storage capacity in a convenient location, with some units having handy 24/7 access.”
The units can also be used by the public to store items ranging from furniture to garage and garden equipment, and general goods.
BE Webbe, one of the first companies in Derby to introduce self storage already has
a facility on the Racecourse Industrial Park in Alfreton Road, and another at The Maltings on the Wetmore Road industrial estate off Wharf Road in Burton.
Company invests £2m in town units to meet
need for self storage facility
November 25th 2008
A Derby company is investing almost £2m to create a self storage facility in Long Eaton, the first in the town.
BE Webbe has bought two adjoining premises, Ashley House, and Derwent House, on Wilsthorpe Road which are being transformed.
Both premises had been empty for several months, but will now have a new lease of life because of the increasingly popular trend for self storage.
Extensive works are required to both buildings and refurbishing and fitting-out costs will be in the region of £1.2m on top of the purchase costs.
This will include a new roof and creating a second floor. The building will house 46,000 sq ft of economical self storage in self-contained steel units ranging from 20 sq ft to 400 sq ft.
The new centre is set to be open by April next year.
The buildings, close to Derwent Street industrial estate, are within close access of the A52 and junction 25 of the M1.
BE Webbe, one of the first companies in Derby to introduce self storage already has a facility on the Racecourse Industrial Park in Alfreton Road, and another at The Maltings on the Wetmore Road industrial estate off Wharf Road in Burton.
Director Richard Blount said: “We have been aware for some time of the need for self storage in Long Eaton and we are delighted to have found these suitable premises. This facility will be of use to local firms as well as the general public and we look forward to opening.”
The units could be used to store items ranging from furniture to garage and garden equipment, archive files and general goods.
Refurbishment work will be carried out by Webbe’s sister company Kinsey (Midlands).
Redevelopment costing £1m is key to growing self storage business
February 5th 2008
A re-vamped self storage business which expanded and moved to new premises at a cost of more than £1m officially opened on Monday (Feb 4th 2009).
BE Webbe’s Self Storage on the Racecourse Industrial Park, Mansfield Road, moved to a new home on the complex to cope with increased demand.
The company was one of the first in Derby to introduce self storage but in the last two years its units were fully occupied and new capacity was needed to hold everything from personal and household goods to business archives.
In a major re-organisation the company transformed a nearby building, with refurbishment costing £750,000 done by sister company Kinsey (Midlands) and fitting out costing another £300,000.
The total area for self storage in the three-floor single building has increased from 16,000 sq ft to 33,000 sq ft, and the number of purpose-built individual walk-in steel units has more than doubled from 103 to 225, with the average size much larger than before.
The silver clad and partly-glazed building stands out in the complex and can be clearly seen from Sir Frank Whittle Road.
It has offices for Webbe’s and the removals side of the business which can be traced back to 1908. The company can supply racking and cardboard boxes, and there is also a selection on sale of other accessories for removals and storage.
Sales director Edward Blount said: “We are delighted that we are now open after months of planning and construction work.
“There has been a great interest already from the public with 30 new clients moving in even before the official opening.”
Confident that the new self-contained units will be a success, the company is already planning an extension into an adjoining building that will accommodate another 12,000 sq ft later in the year.
The new building also includes offices for parent company Ivygrove Developments.
Hoping that they have the keys to success…
Edward is pictured right with Webbe’s general manager Michael Shaw.
Derby Self Storage depot now open
January 20th 2008
Work has completed on the new B E Webbe custom-built Self Storage depot in Derby. The 35,000 sq ft facility on Mansfield Road houses over 200 separate lockable units and provides clean, dry and secure storage with easy access for short or long term periods.
Call 01332 369571 for more information.
New Derby Self Storage depot
October 18th 2007
Work is nearly complete on the new B E Webbe custom-built Self Storage depot in Derby. The 35,000 sq ft facility on Mansfield Road will house over 200 separate lockable units and will provide clean, dry and secure storage with easy access for short or long term periods.
Director, Richard Blount, said: “W.e have designed the new Derby depot to be the most advanced facility of its kind in the area.
“It will complement our operation in Burton and provide customers with the same high level of security backed by professional advice and service.”
The new Derby depot will be launched in early October.