Client: Derbyshire/Rugeley Self Storage
Value: £200,000 + VAT
Type of works: design, supply, project management and installation of mezzanine structures, including fire protection and steel storage cells.
RDA Projects was commissioned to assist a small independent new operator coming into the self storage marketplace for the first time, with the refurbishment of a redundant agricultural building to convert for the purpose. The project even won a prestigious local industry award for the best use and conversion of its type in the Midlands Area.
The first scheme over 1,000m2 was done in two phases, designed to be a discrete self-contained installation to begin with, but with the possibility to easily extend with minimal cost and disruption later as the business grew.
The mezzanine floor included one-hour fire protection to the structure, this was done in a durable Fireline board cladding for longevity and aesthetics. White Plastisol-faced profile steel panelling was used to create a wide range of storage units from 2.5 to 50m2.
In keeping with the rural setting and theme, Heritage Green steel doors were used internally and agricultural Green cladding was used to refurbish the unit externally.
The sites unique location, adjacent to a Heritage Wood, meant it would attract a wide range of local landed gentry-type clientele, so the emphasis was very much on a high-quality and attractive appearance.
A second major development was subsequently carried out for the same client at The Towers Business Park in Rugeley, Staffordshire.