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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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Plans Lodged at Wollongong City Council for $8 Million Expansion of North Wollongong Centre

Strong demand at Kennards Self Storage Wollongong has compelled the company to optimise use of its 2.6 hectare inner city property. Plans were recently lodged for an $8 million expansion, which will add 8,300 square metres and 740 storage units.

The popular Enterprise Spaces will also be expanded. Kennards Enterprise Spaces are between 50-120 square metres. An ideal size for any budding new business idea.

The sweetest part is that there is no lease, no bond and no legals. This means entrepreneurs do not have to bet the home on their business idea.

The Kenanrds Self Storage expansion will see a full range of new storage units added to the inventory.

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Australia’s leading operator in space to launch at Adelaide Airport

Construction has begun in Adelaide Airport’s Burbridge Business Park on a new Kennards Self Storage facility. Once completed, the 6,800 square metre building will include 585 storage units, of which 115 units will have direct driveway access.

Customers can benefit from the wide range of sized spaces available, starting from 1 metre square lockers up to 6 x 12 square metre mini warehouses. Businesses can take advantage of the concierge service available to receive and dispatch goods and conference room with free WiFi.

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KSS to Open 3rd Location in the Macarthur Area

Kennards Self Storage will be opening a third storage centre in the Campbelltown – Macarthur area.

While already serving the area with existing storage centres on Airds Road and Blaxland Road, this third storage centre will be on Menangle Road.

The property is adjacent to Macarthur Railway Station and in close proximity to Westfield Macarthur.

The area has experienced enormous growth over the years and this will continue unabated. The NSW government has ambitions for hundreds of thousands more people to move in to the area with priority growth areas anticipated in Douglas Park and Menangle areas.

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Kennards Waterloo Gets a Facelift

Continuing on from the recent expansion in 2016, the Kennards Self Storage Waterloo facility located on 866 Bourke Street Waterloo, NSW 2017 has undergone a substantial facelift.

The before and after photos shows off the freshly painted façade that beams onto Bourke and O’Dea Street. With the increasing development of apartments in Waterloo, Zetland and Green Square the Kennards orange and blue building definitely stands out in the local landscape of the inner city.

The building was once occupied by Crown Crystals as early as 1915, renowned for their production in glass wear and medicine bottles. The building was then occupied by Millers Self Storage and was converted into Kennards Self Storage in 2004.

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New Croydon Park Centre Becomes Kennards Self Storage 5th Adelaide Location

Kennards Self Storage recently completed construction and opened its 5th Adelaide location. Located at 1 Days Road Croydon Park, at the intersection of Torrens Road, offering convenient access for residents and business North West of Woodville, Pennington and Port Adelaide; to the South East it’s a short drive to Brompton and North Adelaide; while North along Days Road people at Ferryden Park and Regency Park will find the location very easy to get to.

Kennards Self Storage are experienced self storage developers and in this project undertook an innovation adaptive re-use of an aging warehouse building. The project involved adding an extra level throughout the 5,000 square metre warehouse.

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Digital Marketing Coordinator – Position Available

An exciting new opportunity has become available for a Digital Marketing Coordinator to join our team at Kennards Self Storage.

We are a family owned leading Self Storage provider currently operating with 89 Self Storage locations throughout Australia and New Zealand, and we’re growing.

With this growth we are seeking a Digital Marketing Coordinator to drive our online performance, an area we see critical to the success and sustainability of our business. Self storage is a ‘needs’ based business, when customers realise they need storage they head straight to their preferred search engine to satisfy that need. Having a strong presence online is fundamental.

To help us we’ve partnered with leading Technology provider 4Mation and Digital Agency Search Tribe , to provide the online and development expertise needed to maintain and build on our leading position.

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