Construction starts at Big Yellow Self Storage development

Construction of a Big Yellow Self Storage facility in West London is underway, the main contractor MCS Group has announced.

Midlands-based MCS Group is delivering a four-storey, 20,000 sq ft (gross internal area) development at Uxbridge for the UK’s leading self-storage company. The 32-week project is expected to reach practical completion in February 2021 and will deliver a 55,000 sq ft storage facility.

MCS Group has already delivered five similar Big Yellow stores, including developments at Reading, Camberley, Enfield, Guildford, and Gypsy Corner in West London.

Big Yellow Self Storage provides secure, modern purpose-built self storage for domestic and business customers nationwide. Founded in 1998, it now operates 101 storage facilities, including 25 branded as Armadillo Self Storage.

James Currie, group construction director at MCS Group, said: “We’ve got a very successful, longstanding relationship with Big Yellow Self Storage, having worked alongside the company on five major contracts already. This new store will be a first class building and we are delighted to now get construction underway at Uxbridge.”

Big Yellow Self Storage chief executive officer James Gibson said: “We are delighted to be building another store with MCS Group. We look forward to the opening of our Uxbridge store in February 2021 and offering further self storage to West London, adding to the provision from our existing stores at Ealing, Hounslow and Slough.”

Big Yellow Self Storage employs over 400 people. Its buildings are large-scale, modern and purpose-built stores on prime main road sites. They use state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest levels of security. A new store at Camberwell opened earlier this month and are further stores are scheduled to open at Bracknell in September and Battersea in November.

Award-winning MCS Group, based in Warwick, has a long track record of delivering projects across the industrial, storage and distribution sector. The company has also built and refurbished more than 300 car dealerships including Audi, BMW, Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren and Jaguar Land Rover since its inception in 2003.