The Storenextdoor Guide to Storage and Self Storage in the Brighton area

Brighton is predominantly thought of as a tourist destination - but there's far more to the town than beaches and Brighton rock. The South Coast town is home to a number of major companies, higher education establishments and London commuters - and while it hasn't been known for an industrial past, Brighton's heritage includes significant contributions to the development of the rail industry.

Add in the fact that Brighton is a popular destination for a variety of trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences, and it's easy to understand why the demand for storage is so high.

Student storage

With the University of Brighton, a University of Sussex campus and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School all located in or around the city, the demand for student storage options is high. Firms such as Big Bear Storage & Removals towards the north of Brighton will collect and store students' belongings over the holidays, returning them the following term - and even allow groups of students to store items together in the same unit to cut down the costs.

Storage chains

The usual suspects are all present and correct; you’ll find branches of national storage chains such as Big Yellow towards the north of the town, Big Box Storage in both the east and north of Brighton, GB Liners in the centre and Alligator Self Storage towards the seafront.

Storage solutions are available not just in the centre, but slightly further afield too. Depending on your needs, you may find that your best options are actually slightly outside Brighton.

Some firms, such as Contain Yourself Storage in Hanfield, will offer a simple, storage-only solution, while others, including Self Storage Space in Lewes, can also provide bubble wrap and boxes to make your job easier.  

Storage for home mover

If you’re moving house and don’t want the hassle of hiring separate removals and storage firms, then it’s easy to find a company that does both. Grosvenor Removals in Ditchling can bring a container to you to be packed and returned to their warehouse to minimise damage, while Eco Moves will not only move and store personal or commercial possessions, but also show maximum respect to the environment.

Vehicle storage

You’ll also find a number of companies that are able to store larger items, including Sussex Storage Units who are able to store cars and motorbikes, and Over The Farm Gate in Steyning who can look after your caravan or motorhome in a secure environment.

Business and commercial storage

With Brighton such a popular location for trade fairs, exhibitions and conferences - and with a variety of businesses headquartered in the town - business and commercial storage is also highly sought after. From important documents to office equipment and even surplus stock, Brighton is home to specialist storage firms that are geared towards commercial users. Ease The Squeeze in the Preston Park area offer secure storage for all manner of commercial items, while Harman Storage Ltd. in Bevendean is accessible even to articulated lorries, making it perfect for business and commercial use.

From personal possessions to commercial property, from tiny documents to huge motorhomes, Brighton is home to plenty of businesses that are able to meet your storage requirements. To find out about all of the companies above - and plenty more too - visit