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Cockfield self-storage firm is in business after lockdown delayed launch

‘Strange times’ might have delayed a Cockfield self-storage firm’s opening plans, but now it is up and running and raring to go.

Stronghold Self-Store was poised to open in March when lockdown forced it to put those plans on hold.

But with signs of a strong housing market springing back to life, the firm hopes now is a good time to launch.

Charlie Shallow has just opened Stronghold Self-Store in Cockfield ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (37093249)
Charlie Shallow has just opened Stronghold Self-Store in Cockfield ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton.... (37093249)

Developed in a former calf feeding shed, the secure small-scale storage facility is mid-way between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, off the A134 and A1141.

Small and full-sized container units are available for convenient and affordable storage with Charlie Shallow, partner at David Hodge Farms, pledging prices would never increase for loyal customers who stay with the business.

Charlie said: “Our original thought was with people moving for work and personal reasons more often than before, our aim would be to be as affordable and flexible as possible, allowing people as long or short a period as they required. Little did we realise how uncertain things were about to become with the pandemic. However, we feel now with lockdown restrictions easing, house sales and moves beginning again and retail businesses possibly looking to store surplus seasonal stock, now is the time to open.”

The site has 24-hour CCTV, an electronic secure entry system and a personal lock to to ensure peace of mind.

Containers include 10ft – suitable to store the contents of a one-bedroom house – and 20ft, which is approximately enough storage for a three-bedroom house.

Prices start at £96 per month, with no unexpected fees, long-term commitment or price increase for the duration of rental.

“We are very up-front with our prices, which will never change. You pay a deposit and then month by month,” said Charlie.

“If you want to come to use for storage for just a month then that is fine, but hopefully longer. If someone wanted to do it for a year then we would probably be able to offer an incentive for that. We are a people oriented business and we want to help people out.”

Access is available 24/7, although unloading and loading larger items through the main doors would require an appointment. Stronghold can also provide a porter service.

For more information, call Charlie on 01284 598001 or email charlie@strongholdselfstore.com Alternatively, go to www.strongholdselfstore.com

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