By Rob Stanley-Turner 05/05/2020 I've noticed a trend over the last year of large property owners--including the big Self-Storage companies--investing in roof-top solar panels. It got me thinking...could the real estate on your roof be an underrated or overlooked part of your facility? So I decided to have a chat with my friend, the media personality, sustainable energy consultant [...]
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By Robert Stanley-Turner April 30, 2020 Box Commercial have recently finalised the leasing of the new Morayfield Service Centre. We originally offered the property for sale with a view to selling to a Storage operator. But that's now how things worked out.! Instead, now the new development will feature a big-branded service station (United ) and Taco Bells with drive-through [...]
By Robert Stanley-Turner 15/01/2020 Happy New Year! January is the perfect time to sit back, start afresh and re-evaluate your investment goals. Over the last few years, we’ve all been challenged by a lack of attractive investment options as returns have followed interest rates down. (OK, perhaps we’ve been a little bit spoiled by the glory days of high interest [...]
By Rob Stanley-Turner: And in further investigation of Highway service centres, there is this one, the best yet, called “Gloucester Services”. Built 5 years ago with agreement from UK main roads after the announcement of a landowners farmland being resumed, 3 innovative farmers assembled this service centre which offers only local produce. Wow!
By Rob Stanley-Turner: Without a doubt, the most impressive SS facility in the UK is this one in Chiswick, in London's west. This property is 7 levels and sits alongside numerous newish office buildings. Perhaps conveying the direction of Self Storage.
By Rob Stanley-Turner: 'Welcome Break' has this awesome service centre concept where this upside down U shaped building developed over the freeway with parking & hardstand on each site, offer motorists a fab place for a break and convenience retail range. The total size I would say would be around 3500m2 . It must work as its tenanted by some [...]