The Storenextdoor Guide to Storage and Self Storage in the Greater Manchester area
Like all large UK cities Manchester has various storage options that cater for a mixed population with a vibrant business sector. The boom in textile manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution was the trigger to Manchester's rapid expansion from minor town to major metropolis. As well as causing urban sprawl from Salford to Stretford to Stockport and beyond, it's legacy has dictated the 'look and feel' of the city, not least huge warehouses which are now ideal homes for a number of self storage companies!
Household and Business Storage
Now as a post-industrial city with multiple sporting, broadcasting, and educational institutions there is plenty of demand for storage. There are a number of larger companies like Flexispace and The Store Room that serve the central district as well as the smaller independents like Stocklock Low Cost Storage. Most of these companies do special rates for business storage and longterm rentals. As well as the multi-site self storage companies like Safestore (branches in Old Trafford, Cheetham Hill, Swinton and Stockport), companies like The Manchester Self Storage company in Trafford Park, M60 Self Storage in Sale, Spaces and Places near Heaton Park, Self Storage Tameside in Denton, Apex Self Storage in Ardwick, The Store Room in Salford and Evans Easyspace in Bolton offer more options to outlying residential areas and business parks.
With a student population of around 50,000, student storage is in high demand especially around the Rusholme, Didsbury and Wythenshawe as well as in Salford. There are some specialist companies that specifically serve the student market and offer discounts like GRG Storage in Salford, Manchester Storage and UniMove Removals & Storage, as well as national pick up and deliver storage options like Student Storage Box or Safe Student Storage who have a local depots in Manchester.
Removals and storage
For people that are relocating and looking for removals and storage there is a huge range of choice from across the city. You can choose from the larger chains like Britannia Bradshaw or an international removals service like Moving Everywhere (they will also do local household and business removals). There are some great professional pickup and deliver storage services like Hyde Removals , Rylands of Manchester or DSD Removals and Storage.
An interesting alternative option might be PODS Portable Storage who will deliver a storage trailer to your door so you can fill it up at your convenience.
Caravan, Trailer, Motorhome or Boat Storage
If you are looking to safely store your caravan or motorhome there are some key storage sites just off the M60 ring in Swinton (Wardley Grange caravan storage), Altrincham (Carrington Caravan Storage), Stockport (Ace Caravan storage) and Hyde (Peak Caravan Storage). Most of the caravan sites also offer boat storage but you can also try D Hales Vehicle Management in Didsbury or the Bridgewater Marina (especially if you're planning on launching it!). Base Storage in Stockport come highly recommended and will store classic cars, boats, campers, motor bikes.. even jet ski’s!
If you like the thought of storing with someone who lives in your local area rather than a big company, then uniquely we offer the option to search for 'neighbourhood storage'. This may be a garage, spare room, outbuilding or attic that the owner is not currently using and has decided to let out for storage purposes.