Kennards Self Storage News & Updates

Category archive: New Storage Centres

Flying The Flag At Wairau Valley

Kennards Self Storage are pleased to start the building of our new purpose-built storage facility in Wairau Valley that is due for completion in October this year. Situated on the major motorway off-ramp at Wairau Valley, no one will miss this facility standing approximately 21 metres above ground level in our corporate Brand blue and orange colours.

This new facility has been designed for the many varied users of self storage who rate “ease of use” as one of the predominate requests in their ‘ideal storage facility’. From the drive-up dock way located close to the lifts, to the easy use of trolleys and covered access ways making it ideal for any user to load and unload to their unit.

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Kennards Self Storage Growth In New Zealand Continues

Plans to develop land acquired in both Auckland and the Hawkes Bay are now well advanced to ensure future growth for Kennards Self Storage in New Zealand, to meet continued growth as the self-storage market marches on at a steady rate.

The Auckland site in Wairau Park will be of considerable interest, as this will be the first purpose-built site by Kennards Self Storage since the existing portfolio of sites had been rebranded back in 2008. By building new, we can incorporate the latest technology and storage unit mix that we know works best with both the residential and growing commercial market of customers. Along with helpful extras such as Wi-Fi equipped conference rooms and complimentary customer refreshment facilities.

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Hawkes Bay To Get More Space

Kennards Self Storage existing Hastings location

The surging population of Hawkes Bay has seen demand soar for space with Kennards Self Storage in this area.

In response, Kennards has acquired a parcel of land in Hastings and will develop a new storage centre in the near future.

While Kennards already has one storage centre at 101a Southampton Road Hastings, the new location at 816 Omahu Road will complement the existing centre.

Located 3.5km from the existing location, 816 Omahu Road provides a convenient alternative to customers in the Western side of Hastings.

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An Exciting Opportunity for Kennards

Kennarsd Self Storage Wellington By now, you will all be familiar with the latest KSS acquisition in Thorndon, Wellington NZ. Acquired after a quick successful Tender and subsequent negotiation just before Christmas, it then became reality with possession on January 22nd.

Located on the main arterial road into the Wellington CBD and conveniently close to Westpac Stadium, this site has great roadside appeal and would be considered the best location in Wellington. The recent painting in the KSS colour scheme has changed the landscape dramatically, there is no doubt that Kennards has arrived in Wellington!

In the ten weeks since acquisition, we have managed to fit out a new office and box shop without any interruption to day to day business and last week saw the completion of outside painting in time for the main signage to be installed.

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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.

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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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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 Self Storage New Klemzig Location Construction to Start Soon

Kennards KlemzigThe City of Port Adelaide/ Enfield has finally granted Kennards Self Storage  approval to develop its Klemzig property – their third in the Adelaide market.

The 7,300 square metre site is on North East Road Klemzig, 8km from the Adelaide CBD. It was formally the home of the Trading Post call centre. The internet has made the weekly publication of the Trading Post obsolete, making this property surplus to its needs.

The first stage of construction will recycle the existing building – formerly a supermarket and then a call centre. This will start with approximately 400 spaces, but ultimately Kennards plan is to build 800 spaces.

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