Q&A with Andy Wood, Co-founder and Development Lead, Flexiss Group & SureStoreFebruary 11, 2021
Andy Wood spoke to the Janus team about the SureStore group, the state of the UK self storage market and what the tenants of the future will expect from operators.
How would you describe SureStore?
SureStore is leading the development of brand-new multi-purpose 5th generation self storage facilities in the UK. We are building to cater for the self storage customers of the future with technology and the environment playing a huge part in our designs. Janus is our preferred choice of supplier for partitioning systems, doors and latches.
How long have you been working with Janus and would you recommend the products/solutions?
I have used Janus products for SureStore and on many other previous projects in the UK and Europe for over two decades. The products are good quality, reliable, straight forward to install and use. The Janus team are always a pleasure work with, their deliveries on schedule and they provide an exceptional service.
What do you think self storage customers are looking for in 2021 and beyond?
Customers are expecting a higher standard; not only for a premium new build product in a convenient location but also for a service supported by technology; simplifying the process of booking a unit and accessing it from a mobile phone.
What is your view on the state of the UK self storage market?
The UK self storage market is buoyant and will continue to grow. Domestic custom has increased with the post lockdown housing market surge. On the commercial side, we will see further demand from e-commerce and start-up companies who need flexible business space and last mile warehousing with co-working and offices in the same location.
About Andy Wood:
Andy is a leader at the forefront of European self storage development. Having co-founded, built, operated, developed and sold multiple award winning self storage assets, he brings a unique wealth of experience to Flexiss in both innovative self storage construction and next level operation.
He has also developed, operated and sold other retail and online brands.
SureStore is a UK based premier provider of secure, flexible self storage solutions for domestic and business tenants. The SureStore group manages a large number of state-of-the-art stores across England and is a long-standing customer of Janus International Europe. SureStore and Janus share many strategic priorities, including a strong commitment to quality, sustainability and technology.
The SureStore group is currently growing its portfolio rapidly, with exciting new stores at Ashton-Under-Lyne and Trafford opening in May. More new branches are planned for later in 2021, in locations such as Southport, York and Wokingham.
Locations: The Midlands and North West England
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