A major self-storage company submits revised plans to bring a site to Hampton

By Cesar Medina

22nd Apr 2024 | Local News

An artist's impression of what the proposed Shurgard Self-storage facility look like in Hampton (credit: Planning application).
An artist's impression of what the proposed Shurgard Self-storage facility look like in Hampton (credit: Planning application).

Shurgard Self-Storage has submitted a full application to demolish an existing building to make way for a two-storey facility and business centre in Oldfield Road, Hampton.

The company, which operates 250 stores across seven countries in Europe, intends to bring a chain to Hampton that would see new jobs and storage facility services be introduced to area on the site of an existing trade and distribution area.

Despite providing a boost to the local economy, a public consultation has revealed that 25% of residents are unsure and 37.5% are sure of a self-storage facility in Hampton.

Shurgard's pre-application to Richmond Council back on 23 October 2023 were initially approved, granted the company made revisions to the design of the site and included a business centre - which it now has.

In its application, the storage company say: "Due to the requirement to create a facility which works as a self storage business, with the backing of a strong business case, the scale and mass have been carefully examined, to ensure the development is viable.

"The site has also been assessed in terms of the scale and mass of the surrounding. It was important to assess the need of the client to ensure that they can ensure longevity, being rooted in Hampton for many years to come."

Existing elevations of the Oldfield Road site (credit: Planning application).

Proposed elevations of the Oldfield Road site (credit: Planning application).

East of the intended site for the self-storage facility is the Hampton Waitrose supermarket and west to it is a three storey residential block.

"It (the plans) will be a brand-new, modern building that breathes new life into Oldfield Road," says the company.

Shurgard has also set up a website where residents can access all the relevant information surrounding its plans, which it says has received over 500 page visits since being set up last month.

The application is in the consultation phase and can be found here.

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