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Self Storage Now An Option For Hawthorn


Kennards Self Storage Hawthorn

The suburb of Hawthorn has been a municipality of Melbourne since 1860 and a City since 1890. From 1843 land sales were first conducted out of a newly established township of Hawthorn. Public transport played a significant role in developing the Hawthorn region from a dormitory suburb during the 1880’s, to it’s now significant status in the Melbourne community. However, it has taken until 2017 to establish a Hawthorn storage HUB in this ever expanding landscape of Melbourne. With the establishment of Kennards Self Storage at 453 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, the local Hawthorn, Camberwell, Canterbury, Kew, Burwood & South Yarra community’s will experience a significant new chapter in the historical landscape of Hawthorn.

Hawthorn is well known for its prominent sporting clubs such as the Grace Park Tennis Club, independent schools such as Camberwell Grammar, MLC Ladies College, and Scotch College, and the Hawthorn AFL Football Club. From the 1990’s parking congestion and the redevelopment of Hawthorn’s landmark sites combined to make planning an ongoing and contentious community issue.

Kennards Storage at Hawthorn have undertaken to developing their new storage site combining underground basement storage and upper level storage areas accessed via lifts, to establish individually alarmed storage units which enables local residents and commercial businesses the ability to access stored goods 24/7. Flexible storage access times will certainly ease local traffic congestion during the day. Without the need for developers to build expansive high rise apartment buildings, the Kennards Storage development and storage concept commences a new chapter in the history of Hawthorn.

The new storage facility is being built on the now vacated Cabrini Hospital site in Auburn Road, Hawthorn. Previously utilised as a Government Ordinance Factory during the second World War, a PMG (Telstra) technical training school, the existing site was left vacant for approximately 10 years until purchased by the Catholic Church and used as an administration and dry cleaning factory. Kennards Self Storage purchased the site in 2016.

Kennards Self Storage Hawthorn will commence trading from 31st May, 2017 with business storage, general storage and wine storage available to storer’s 24/7.

Wayne Birch

Wayne Birch is a highly skilled self storage specialist establishing over 22 years experience with Kennards Self Storage – a period which has seen involvement in the creation of numerous new self storage facilities across Australia and New Zealand. Wayne has a personal interest in the development of people and he believes that successful people will always endeavour to be their best and do their best at all times. Based in Melbourne, Wayne’s current role within Kennards is managing storage centres in the metropolitan regions of Melbourne and Adelaide. He is an award winning Team Member obtaining many ‘Adding Value’ Awards including the prestigious ‘Dragon’ Award during his time with Kennards. Known as a keen sports enthusiast, Wayne’s business life experiences have evolved from a background in managing building hire & theatrical lighting equipment company’s. Over the years, Wayne has been a sourced speaker at a SSAA (Self Storage Association Australasia) Conference in New Zealand and various Victorian Regional Meetings.

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