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Squab Group expands with new self-storage facility

Hortons’ Estate Ltd has completed the development of a new purpose built multi-activity centre in Birmingham on behalf of an expanding family-run removals and storage company.

Squab Group has invested in the new self-storage facility on the final remaining plot at Birmingham Great Park, Hollymoor Way in Rubery.

The new freehold development features self-storage space and integral offices and will be marketed by Squab at domestic customers and the region’s local small business community. It is set to open early this month (March 2022) following an internal fit out.

Established by the Evans family more than 15 years ago as a storage services provider, Squab has expanded its offering to include removals, van hire, document shredding and business centre and conferencing facilities. It has a portfolio of existing storage locations in Evesham and Leamington Spa. 

Squab’s new multi-activity centre in Birmingham is the second to have been developed by Hortons’, following its construction of a similar building at Asparagus Way, Vale Park in 2019.

It also completes Hortons’ involvement at Hollymoor Way, where it has previously developed a complex of multiple units, including an ambulance preparation and maintenance hub on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust and a 50,000 sq ft manufacturing facility for Aquapak. 

Alex Henney, Director for the storage operations at Squab Group, said: “We are particularly excited at the opening of Squab Storage Rubery in early March. Hortons’ has designed and built a phenomenal building that will provide customers with a unique self-storage experience. Our facility in Evesham – that we developed with Hortons’ - has recently been voted the number one self-storage facility in Europe, and we have aspirations that our Rubery operation will continue to lead the way in the UK self-storage industry”.

James Slater of Hortons’, said: “Hortons’ development of Birmingham Great Park has supported local regeneration through investment and employment opportunities. We are delighted to see that trend continue through the opening of Squab’s new multi-activity centre, which will offer flexible space to suit the needs of local small businesses. We have enjoyed a successful relationship with Squab over the last five years and it is pleasing to see another Midlands-based business continuing to thrive. We’re looking forward to working together on other projects in the near future.”