Crown Advisory plots 80,000 sq ft Manchester self-storage facility

Plans submitted to the city council would see the conversion of the vehicle repair site off Hyde Road to create the industrial building, near to the O2 Apollo venue, at a time where occupancy rates are at their highest.

Architect Create It Studios designed the scheme on behalf of developer Crown Advisory. The facility would provide a total of 80,000 sq ft of self-storage space across four floors.

Visitors would be provided with 20 car parking spaces, as well as 10 cycle spaces.

There would be two access points for the facility, one off Hyde Road and the other off Apsley Grove. The main reception would be accessed from Hyde Road.

Paul Butler Associates is the scheme’s planning consultant. Axis is the transport consultant. Brennan Consult is advising on drainage strategy.

Self-storage facilities are evolving and increasing in popularity due to their versatility. According to Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Annual Report[1], rental occupancy reached a record of 83% last year with 2m sq ft of additional space occupied. This figure is up 6% from 2018.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 136978/FO/2023 on Manchester City Council’s planning portal.


  1. ^ Cushman & Wakefield’s Self Storage Annual Report (