More space for storage business


Self-storage specialist Britannia Lanes is expanding following the acquisition of 2.28 acres of freehold roadside development land in St Austell.

Planning permission exists for two commercial buildings under a Class E consent which permits a wide variety of uses.

The sale resulted after a request for best bids by the agent.

Joanne High from Vickery Holman said: “We received several competitive bids for this land which demonstrated its appeal to a wide variety of potential occupiers. The fact that it already benefitted from planning consent was useful to some of those interested parties, including Britannia Lanes.”

Britannia Lanes intends on developing a new self-storage facility on the site. MD Mark Lane explained: “We are looking to replicate our very successful self-storage facilities in Exeter, Truro and particularly our latest facility in Falmouth, which opened in January.

“This purpose built, self-storage facility in St Austell will have the latest access control system delivered via an APP allowing customers to open and close the main access doors and the doors of their unit/s 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.”