Kennards Self Storage News & Updates

Bankstown Changes! We’re Renovating & Expanding!

At Kennards we have been working for some time on the design and approval for an expansion to our 2 Gibson avenue, Bankstown self storage centre.

We are excited to confirm that we are now undertaking these works.

There will be new spaces built, each with our up to date standard and individual alarms, new undercover loading areas and a thorough refresh of the facility including new concrete driveways, improved lighting, safer traffic control methods, wider truck turning circles and easier access through relocated security PIN pads and reprofiling of the entry/exit driveway.

In the interest of safety and to minimise disruption as much as possible, the project will commence with the aged driveway being replaced with heavy duty concrete. We will then return with the builders to begin demolition and then ultimately the construction of the new buildings.

We regret limited access will be available for some affected customers during the works to minimise disruption for all customers.

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Kennards Business Class Lands at Adelaide Airport

In construction and purpose built our latest development is soon to make its mark at Adelaide Airport. Australia’s most exclusive Self Storage Airport location!

From extra leg room to priority unit selection, the centre will be welcome news to our Business Class clients. With a design approach focused on business, the centres offers the ultimate in self storage convenience, access and no fuss service.

The facility will be our 6th in Adelaide and the location couldn’t be better, only 7km from the CBD and an easy delivery destination for freight companies and couriers within the Burbridge Business Park, close to Aldi, TNT Express and Toll Priority. Open 24 hours 7 days clients have access to their goods anytime.

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Making Moving Easy in South Australia

Moving isn’t exactly at the top of the list on people’s “favourite things to do” and it can be a metaphorical minefield of challenges to navigate, but for Adelaide residents it just got a whole heap easier. Located on the corner of Days and Torrens Roads Croydon Park, this is our most recent Kennards Self Storage facility and we have got a solution for almost everyone’s moving woes.

Now open, Croydon Park boasts some of the latest and greatest features in the storage industry to date and with staff who are solely there to make your move as easy as possible, it has already proven to be a hit with well over 100 Western Adelaide residents since opening.

24/7-hour access, individually alarmed lock up units, trolleys and moving aids, on site rubbish disposal options, multiple levels and sized units, a fully stocked box shop with delivery options and great value opening rates are just some of the features that Croydon Park boasts.

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Fire, Flood and Earthquake – Then What?

Join Darren Marshall, General Manager of Kennards Self Storage with other panel members as they recount the difficulties they overcame when hit by disaster. How did they manage the situation, the fallout, and the cleanup? Importantly what lessons were learnt? For more information on the SSAA (Self Storage Association of Australasia) conference please visit

Kennards Self Storage and KeepSafe Storage Formalise Business Relationship in Western Australia

Kennards Self Storage Business Class clients can now enjoy self storage options in Western Australia invoiced under the Kennards banner. We are delighted to have joined forces with Western Australia’s newest member to the storage scene, KeepSafe Storage.

Winners of the Self Storage Associations “Storage Facility of The Year” KeepSafe provide similar values and exceptional customer service to Kennards. Modern, purpose built properties, ethical operations and outstanding customer service.  It was the perfect opportunity to provide our Business Class clients more value and greater choice in areas where we are not.

Through the partnership KeepSafe will match our Business Class program rewards scheme providing clients a seamless storage experience.

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Kennards Self Storage Macquarie Park So Easy

The Kennards Self Storage centre at Macquarie Park is easy to access for residential and business customers of all sizes. It is located in the centre of the commercial district of Macquarie Park at 7 Khartoum rd. Khartoum Road is between Waterloo Road and Talavera Road, close to the M2. We are also very close to the Macquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie Railway station and Macquarie University.

Our centre caters for businesses large and small with a variety of unit sizes. All of our customers enjoy the use of a complimentary conference room with access to free Wi-Fi to attend to all their business needs while on site. Our fortunate customers have easy access to Verace Pizzeria which is conveniently in the same building! They can arrange to cater any meetings held in the conference room and perfect for that vital coffee in the morning!

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Helping South Australian Small Business Grow

With a large range of enterprise and commercial sized spaces, Croydon Park always promised to be a convenient and affordable storage solution for Adelaide small business owners, but our newest facility in South Australia is exceeding everyone’s expectations.

Kennards Self Storage Croydon Park is located at the busy corner of Days and Torrens Roads, a stone’s throw from the new North-South motorway and a quick 5-minute trip from the CBD. With 24/7 side street access it has proven to be a convenient and hassle-free option for a range of small business clientele who are already taking advantage of the cost effective, pay as you go enterprise space options.

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Facelift and Additional Units for Kennards Self Storage Petersham

It was an exciting start to 2018 for Kennards Self Storage located on 606 Parramatta Road Petersham. The iconic orange building sitting on top of the hill on Parramatta Road Petersham once the Millers Brewery, can be seen from various locations across Sydney. The centre underwent a major expansion and development upgrade with the addition of 300 new storage units and a brand new customer and retail area.

As part of the changes, access for customers to the centre has also been upgraded. Customers now can enjoy 24 hours 7 days a week access to their storage units. The storage centre offers state of the art personal pin code gate access and CCTV coverage with back to base monitoring.

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Is Self Storage Overbuilding Imminent in Australia? A Prominent Operator Examines the Market

Despite high property prices, new self storage projects continue to spring up across Australia. The managing director of the Kennards Self Storage brand questions whether overbuilding is on the horizon and offers a performance overview of existing operations.

Kennards Self Storage Rydalmere, NSW

Despite high property prices, new self-storage projects continue to spring up across Australia. The entrepreneurial spirit is high “down under,” with many established operators adding new locations, and small and new investors entering the sector.

The investment metrics for new projects are increasingly marginal, but the lack of alternative opportunities and the continuing capitalization-rate compression are still justifying new development—for now. Is overbuilding imminent in this well-established market? Let’s look at local operating performance and other factors.

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‘Crazy Projects’ as Capacity Booms In Self Storage

Experienced Business Writer Tim Boreham interviews Sam Kennard. Published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald 24th March, 2018.

Self-storage mogul Sam Kennard has warned of “crazy projects” in development at a time when the sector faces a record increase in new capacity across the key capital city markets.

The head of the family-owned Kennards Self Storage, Mr Kennard said he had rejected project proposals in the past – only to see them funded and built by another party.

“The problem is that asset prices are quite high which makes it difficult for new projects to stack up,” he said.

“There are some crazy projects planned and I hope good sense prevails: the bank doesn’t fund them or the developer realises the capital costs are way higher than thought.

“But some have been built and they are struggling with anaemic occupancies.”

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