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

As Wales’ capital city, Cardiff that’s home to the country’s media and National Assembly, as well as being home to a number of commercial enterprises, higher education establishments, sporting venues and more. The city, which was founded around 6,000 years ago, is home to over 345,000 people, with millions more visiting the city for education, work and tourism. With such a diverse population, it’s no wonder that there’s a high level of demand for storage solutions of all types. Here’s a brief guide of just some of the options that Cardiff has to offer to those looking to meet their storage needs.

Storage Chains

In addition to independent storage businesses, Cardiff is also home to branches of large national and regional storage chains. Safestore Self Storage has two premises in Cardiff - one slap bang in the centre near St David’s and the other on Newport Road - which both offer 24 hour access for both businesses and individuals. In addition, Big Yellow Self Storage have a storage premises just south of Cardiff Central station, and Simple Storage Solutions can be found to the south west of Cardiff’s city centre.

Student Storage

There are four higher education institutions in Cardiff (The University of Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan University, The University of South Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama), which means that demand for student storage is high.

Student storage is just one of the services offered by Big Padlock Self Storage to the north east of the city centre, supplying packing materials as well as collection and delivery. Alternatively, try Fox Self Storage in Llanishen, north of Cardiff, who offer a free collection service as well as the option of worldwide shipping for international students or those who are travelling.

Commercial Storage

Whether you’re looking to store stock, tools, office equipment or paperwork, there are many storage facilities in Cardiff that specialise in commercial storage. Easystore Self Storage is located to the north east of the centre of Cardiff, with a range of room sizes suitable for everything from financial records to furniture.

Personal Storage

For homemovers, Complete Moves & Storage, near Whitchurch Hospital to the north east of the city centre,can kill two birds with one stone by offering both a removals service and a storage solution. Alternatively, try Bedwas Self Storage just outside Caerphilly, with brand new storage units and 24/7 access to your possessions.

Direct Storage are located fairly centrally, near Canal Park, and offer a choice of self contained rooms with racking and shelving for easy access and organisation, as well as larger storage units. Or if it’s important documents you’re looking to store, try The Maltings in Cardiff Bay, who offer a bespoke document management service to keep your paperwork safe.

Vehicle Storage

Whatever type of vehicle you are looking to store, Cardiff has space for them all! Cardiff Marina Services on Penarth Road, near Grangemoor Park, offer dry storage for boats, with a slipway and hoist to make lifting boats from the water easy. C.V and S.A Bradshaw Caravan Storage and Bradshaw Caravan, both in Rumney, specialise in caravans and motorhomes, while Safehaven Caravan & Boat Storage are based in Caldicot (just 5 miles from Cardiff), and offer secure storage of caravans, campervans, motorhomes and boats.

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