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Kennards Self Storage in Wellington to Add 150 New Spaces

Kennards Self Storage Wellington 29.8.14After acquiring the former Storage King in Hutt Road Thorndon, Kennards have invested to rectify deficiencies in the building and alter the mix of sizes available to better suit customer requirements.

Inexperience of previous owners had meant the storage centre suffered poor unit mix and had failed to comply with construction requirements.

The changes implemented by Kennards have proven successful resulting in a significant lift in customer numbers. Kennards have now also finalised approvals to expand the storage centre. The final build-out stage involves fitting out vacant areas and adding new floors.

There will be 150 new spaces including 18 mini warehouses.

Significantly, the investment will further improve the NBS rating of the entire building.

In addition, customer access will be greatly improved, providing additional access areas.

Kennards have also introduced Wine Storage at the Wellington centre with its unique range of private climate controlled cellars.

Once complete, Kennards Self Storage Wellington will have over 1,100 storage spaces and be the largest in the New Zealand’s capital.

Infamous Self Storage Property from Silence of the Lambs to be Sold

silence of the lambsIn a gripping scene of Silence of the Lambs, FBI trainee Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, seeking clues to resolve the capture of a serial killer (known as Buffalo Bill) visits Your Self Storage to find a severed head. The clue leads to the deeper involvement of Hannibal Lecter in the case to assist profile the murderer.

It seems that Your Self Storage actually exists as an operating storage business in a large multi storey warehouse in Pittsburg, and is about to be sold at auction.

It is confidently assumed that no more grim evidence of a Buffalo Bills crimes exist in the building.

Silence of the a Lambs was filmed in 1990 and released the following year.

The property will be auctioned on April 24th.

Read more: ‘Silence of the Lambs’ film site in Point Breeze for sale

Author: Sam Kennard, Managing Director, Kennards Self Storage

Kennards Mobile Site Goes Live!

28137-find-your-spaceKennards Self Storage has now launched its web site specifically for mobile phones.

The functionality and user-experience has been overhauled to provide an elegant, friendly and fast service to people using smaller phones.

Smart phones with location services enabled will quickly find the nearest Kennards Self Storage centre and with another touch or two the centre can be easily called or a real-time quote provided.

The appeal of the new mobile site has been proven with immediate strong usage and reservation rates.

To have a look check our Australian mobile web site: www.kss.com.au (on your smart phone)

Or New Zealand go here: www.kennards.co.nz

Author: Sam Kennard