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Mezzanine flooring solves storage shortage

Posted by Marianne
October 21, 2011 in Property Development

A street in Derby has taken on a new lease of life with the conversion of a disused factory into self-storage units.

The project, which cost £1.2m, saw the removal of the original asbestos roof and the construction of a higher roof to accommodate a level of  mezzanine flooring  mezzanine flooring.

Formerly occupied by GT Tools, the factory in Sutton near Mansfield had stood empty for over a year, attracting vandals, becoming derelict, and giving the area a neglected and unwelcoming air.

The mezzanine flooring has created extra space which has been divided into individual storage facilities. The storage units vary in size from a capacious 300 square feet to a more modest 20 square feet, thus providing a range of options, suitable for large garden or household furniture or for archiving business files.

The interior of the factory has been refurbished, with toilet, kitchen and office facilities being modernised and new loading bays and shutter doors installed.

Work is on-going with 17,000 square feet of storage space already having been created on the ground and mezzanine floors, providing 150 storage units. A further 17,000 square feet of covered storage is being planned. The large yard adjoining the factory will be upgraded to provide a secure outdoor further storage compound.

The building work and refurbishment of the old factory has already created a number of jobs in the area and, in an additional boost, the building adjacent to the new storage facility has been converted into a children’s indoor play centre.

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