Scottish-based Kangaroo Self Storage acquires Carlisle Storage Site

Jun 06 | 2022

Kangaroo Self Storage has acquired the Carlisle site of Box Clever Cumbria Limited. Box Clever Cumbria Limited’s Embleton, Cockermouth site is not part of the sale and will continue to trade as Box Clever Storage.

Box Clever CarlisleKangaroo Self Storage Ltd operates under two brands, Kangaroo Self Storage and Smart Storage, across nine sites in Scotland and the North West of England.

Keith Graham, CEO of Box Clever Cumbria Limited commented, “We are delighted to have found such a knowledgeable and customer-focussed buyer for the Carlisle business in Kangaroo. This transaction is good news for the people and businesses of Carlisle and the surrounding area. Customers will continue to benefit from the excellent and highly accessible storage facilities on their doorstep.”

Commenting on the purchase, Chris Stevens, CEO of Kangaroo Self Storage said, “I am really pleased to have found a like-minded business in Box Clever Cumbria Limited, and the addition of Carlisle as a location makes strategic sense to our existing portfolio of storage centres. The Carlisle store’s highly accessible situation off the M6 makes it immensely convenient for all customers and in particular our business customer base, supporting commerce between Scotland and the North of England.”Chris Stevens (Kangaroo)

This latest acquisition signals a new phase in the growth of Kangaroo’s portfolio as the company responds to rising customer demand in a post-COVID environment. It comes off the back of a year that has seen the company make significant investments in a number of its current sites, including adding 30,400 sq ft in Wirral and a further 10,000 ft of Maximum Lettable Area in Dundee. The company is also adding a further 11,000 sq ft to its Edinburgh store with a new phase of fit-out.

Photos: The Box Clever site in Carlisle (top); Chris Stevens.