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Category archive: New Storage Centres

Our Newest Property in Macquarie Park Strikes a Pose

Macquarie-Park-CAFEOur newest Storage Centre in Macquarie Park is soon to open.

There is no denying we got a little excited with the design. While the project was no blank canvas; remodelling a destitute building proved to be a rewarding and vibrant project that has certainly captured the attention of many onlookers.

Positioned on Khartoum Road, the property was once the home of Brother Head office. Filling a much needed Self Storage void in the area the sale was just too good to refuse.

It’s very a’ la mode with a welcoming feel and inviting atmosphere to compliment the energy of the Macquarie Park area. We have used new materials and textures in our retail shop, feature lighting and lots of glass to provide a feeling of spaciousness.

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Kennards Self Storage Starts Construction at Pymble


Kennards Self Storage Pymble Artist ImpressionKennards Self Storage will open its 82nd site in Sydney’s leafy Northern Suburb of Pymble before the end of August 2014.

The Australian Government  Analytical Laboratories once occupied this building using it for scientific and chemical analysis of materials, soil, liquids and sediments. The property sits on a land area of approximately 2.91 acres making it ideal for a storage facility. The transformation has already begun, stripping out the old lab in preparation for another state of the art purpose built Kennards Self  Storage facility.

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The Rebirth of the KSS Wellington Centre

On January 22nd, this year Kennards completed the purchase of a storage centre in Wellington.

Originally it was known as Downtown Self Storage, before a Storage King Franchise acquired it. After falling into receivership a few years ago saw trade under control of receivers for two years.

The property is now with its third (and final) owners; Kennards Self Storage.

The renewal and turnaround of this property is advancing quickly. First step is to give it a brand new look. The orange paint is being applied at the moment.

Kennards Self Storage Wellington rebrandBlue paint will follow, then new signs.

In addition, we will be fixing the unit mix and upgrading the centre internally.

Importantly, we will also be removing the abrasive customer touch-points. Customers storing at Kennards Self Storage Wellington will not be compelled to pay reservation deposits, administration or cleaning fees and will also be returned 100% of unused rent if they move out early.

Kennards Box Shop has been added offering the full range of boxes and moving supplies for purchase by the public.

To learn all about Kennards Self Storage Wellington go here.

Author: Kennards Self Storage

Government Drug Lab to Feel a Bit Spaced-Out

Kennards Self Storage PymbleA former Australian Government Drug Testing Laboratory has been acquired by Kennards Self Storage.

Located in Sydney’s leafy Northern Suburb of Pymble, the property has approximately 6,000 metres of building on 12,000 square metres of land.

The property was sold by Receivers in 2013 after a marketing campaign to find buyers. The Government sold the property several years ago, but the buyers later went into receivership which saw the property offered to the market in 2013.

Kennards were successful in the acquisition and have since been granted consent by Ku-ring-gai Council, to convert the property into a self storage centre.

Kennards Self Storage have identified the Pymble area as a gap in the Sydney self storage market. After a couple of previously unsuccessful attempts to secure a presence in the area, this acquisition fulfils their strategy to serve this market.

Commercial land is very tightly held and constrained in supply in Sydney’s upper North Shore. This has made obtaining a site for Kennards to use very difficult.

The first stage involves fitout within the existing building and will offer approximately 450 spaces.

Later stages will involve building on terraces and concrete roof areas, as well as a new 3 level building on the existing car park.

The centre will boast the typical Kennards quality service features and security systems. These include: Wifi, meeting rooms, hot desk, forklift, 24 hour access, delivery concierge and individually alarmed spaces and digital CCTV surveillance.

When fully developed the centre will have approximately 1,000 spaces.

Author: Kenards Self Storage

Kennards Self Storage Wellington Opens!

Kennards-Self-Storage-Thorndon-WellingtonWe are excited to announce that Kennards Self Storage has opened at 19 Hutt Road Thorndon, Wellington. Located close to the CBD of Wellington and nearby to the Westpac Stadium, the storage centre is in a great position to service the whole Wellington region. The successful acquisition of this new site will see Kennards rebrand an existing storage centre that was in receivership.

While we are about to rebrand the site with our corporate colours, we have made some immediate enhancements including the setup of the Kennards Box Shop with a full range of boxes, locks and packing supplies and the introduction of 24/7 access and online storage enquiries and reservations. We look forward to updating you all on our progress in the near future. Until then, here are some good reasons to Keep it at Kennards Self Storage Wellington.

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Progress Continues Unabated at Kennards Macquarie Park

Kennards Self Storage Macquarie ParkConstruction of Kennards Self Storage most exciting new centre at Macquarie Park is progressing extremely well with the self storage development planned to open for trading before March this year.

Construction of the storage units is almost complete, work on the retail service area is now underway and new driveways and common areas are virtually finished.

The property will be combined with Kennards new Team Headquarters.

As construction of self storage draws to a close the exciting new offices will move into top gear.

The self storage development will feature Kennards state of the art spaces – each with an individual alarm and security controlled 24 hour PIN access. A wide range of sizes, ideal for business or residential customers will be available; ranging from over 60 square metres positioned on the driveway to convenient and discrete lockers – perfect for those little things you want to keep safe.

Stay tuned for more progress updates and the opening of this exciting new property.

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Author: Darryl Hodgson, NSW Operations Manager, Kennards Self Storage

Four Storage Centres Acquired in Queensland for $17.25 Million

Kennards Self Storage North Lakes Sept 2013 (9a)• Located in Sunshine Coast and North Lakes

• Current occupancy 63%

• 1,701 self storage spaces

Kennards Self Storage has successfully acquired four operating storage centres to add to its existing nine Queensland locations.

The portfolio was put to market in a competitive marketing process coordinated by Urbis, and attracted significant interest by both established self storage operators and interested investors.

Kennards attraction to the portfolio, was the generally high quality of development; high exposure locations and enabling the company to finally establish presence in this unserved market.

Acquiring operating centres contrasts with Kennards usual strategy of developing their own new centres from the ground-up. However, the existing storage capacity in the Sunshine Coast made new development unfeasible.

Trading as “Depot Storage” after separating from Queensland’s Fort Knox Self Storage, three of the properties are in the Sunshine Coast area and the other is in Brisbane’s new neighbourhood, developed by Stockland, known as North Lakes.

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Storage with a View!

IMG_1120Kennards self storage is pleased to announce the opening of their new self storage centre in Rodborough Road,  Frenchs Forest. Come on down and say “hi” to the Team, Steve and Josephine.

The building was previously Coca Cola Australia’s head office.  After acquiring the building, it has gone through a major transformation to become a state of the art storage centre.

The blue and orange Kennards building cannot be missed as you drive down Roadborough Road. The new building and the landscaped gardens add colour and vibrancy to the area. This is the first Kennards building to incorporate a glass lift offering expansive views stretching from the Sydney CBD to the Northern Beaches.

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Kennards Frenchs Forest Opening in September

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We are polishing the door handles and rolling out the red carpet in preparation for the grand opening of our new Kennards Frenchs Forest centre in NSW.

Once home of the Coca Cola head office this building has been given a “Block Sky High” make over.  The previously derelict building has grown in size with the addition of two new levels, a fresh coat of paint and a stunning glass lift for a truly unique finishing touch.

It’s not just the outside that will get your attention, the original Coca Cola door handles are certainly a talking point as well.

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