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Happy 10th Birthday Lok’nStore Farnborough

Aerial photo of LoknStore Farnborough

2016 marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Lok’nStore’s first purpose built self storage facility on the Hawley Lane in Farnborough.

Up until 2005 Lok’nStore had usually acquired sites which already had a building that could be converted. For example an old warehouse or factory which could be stripped down, smartened up and brought back to life. Orange cladding, some new signage and the construction of a few hundred storage spaces would get a smart new storage centre up and running – obviously this is simplifying the process of converting an ugly old building into a shiny new Lok’nStore which is extremely complex and possibly involves more work than the construction a brand new building!

Aerial photo of LoknStore Farnborough

LoknStore Farnborough

Hawley Lane, Farnborough: A game changer for Lok’nStore

The existing building on the site had stood on the Hawley Lane for over 50 years. Its black, rusting corrugated cladding had seen better days and the plastic cabling business that had been trading there previously; had moved into its own new site in Aldershot. Lok’nStore made the big decision to demolish the building. The site was cleared down to ground level in 2005 and a new modern building put in its place. The footprint of the new building is bigger than the one that stood on the site previously due to some clever architecture. In early 2006 the new Hawley Lane storage centre opened as Farnborough’s first and only, purpose built self storage facility. The inside of the building was completed in 4 phases with the first 150 storage spaces available immediately. As the customer based increased the other 3 phases were gradually completed.

Facts about Lok’nStore Farnborough

  • 60,000 square foot of lettable storage space
  • 600+ private storage spaces
  • 2 lifts with the capacity for an 8 foot long sofa
  • 4 floors of various sized storage spaces
  • 20 square foot lockers
  • Huge 800 square foot storage spaces
  • 25, 35, 50, 75, 100, 120, 150, 175, 200, 250, 300 square foot lockable spaces
  • Large covered loading bays for customer use
  • Trolleys for moving goods to customer storage spaces
  • Pallet trucks for customer use
  • An onsite forklift that staff use to off load deliveries for customers
  • Kitchen facilities for free tea and coffee
  • CCTV and smoke detectors
  • Large customer car park

The successful development and opening of the Farnborough centre which is the first purpose build for Lok’nStore represents an evolution of the business model, creating value through larger new-build centres. It is the first centre where Lok’nStore has managed the entire process of buying the land, gaining planning permission, building and fitting the store. With its prominent design and position adjacent to the M3 motorway it has raised the profile of the whole Lok’nStore brand.’

Simon G Thomas – Chairman

Self Storage in Tonbridge

For self storage in the Tonbridge area give Lok’nStore Business & Household Storage a call. 

Serving Tunbridge Wells, Hadlow, Hildenborough, Sevenoaks, Southborough, Chiddingstone, East & West Peckham ,Paddock Wood, East & West Malling, Ightham, Wadhurst, Wrotham, Leigh, Edenbridge, Penshurst and High Brooms and Pembury.  Lok’nStore Tonbridge has all the space you’ll ever need plus the lowest costs in the storage industry.  Give them a call on 01732 771007 or drop into the centre at 205 Vale Road.  For more details and the location of our Tonbridge centre visit  

Self Storage units in Sunbury

Looking for Self Storage units in the Sunbury area?  Then give Lok’nStore Sunbury a call on 01932 761100.  Located at the end of the M3 by the Sunbury Cross roundabout the self storage centre ahs all the space you’ll ever need. 


Do you need storage because you’re moving house and need to store your household goods?  We can help at Lok’nStore Sunbury by providing you with the right size storage unit for your needs at the lowest costs in the industry. 


Or do you need business or archive storage?  Lok’nStore provides low cost self storage units to all sorts of businesses across the south east of England with many added benefits including FREE fork lifting, FREE acceptance of deliveries for you!


So if you need storage in the Twickenham, Teddington, Richmond, Hampton, Walton, Shepperton, Weybridge, Egham, Kingston, Hanworth, Feltham, Ashford, Whitton, Surbiton, Hampton Hill, Stanwell, Bedfont, Laleham, Littleton, Weybridge, West Molesey, Brentford, Isleworth, Esher areas give Lok’nStore Sunbury a call on 0800 587 3322.  Or you can visit our website at

Self storage in Horsham West Sussex

Do you need low cost, cheap storage in the Horsham, Crawley, East Grinstead, Walton-on-Thames, Haywards heath, Storrington, Brighton, Littlehampton or Worthing areas?


Look no further than Lok’nStores Business & Household Self Storage Centre on the Redkiln Estate, Blatchford Rd.  They have all the storage space you’ll need together with the most friendly and knowledgeable staff in the storage industry.  Lok’nStore Horsham also offers low cost van hire from just £10 on the day you move in!  Give them a call on 01403 272001 to reserve your storage unit or just drop into the centre to have a look round.  Lok’nStore Horsham also sells a wide range of boxes & bubblewrap at the lowest prices.  For more information please have a look at



Do you need self storage in Crayford, Kent?

If you do then why not pop into the LoknStore Business & Household Self Storage centre at Optima Park, Thames Road.


They have all the space you’ll ever need plus boxes and bubblewrap.  Give them a call on 01322 525292 or visit Lok’nStore Crayford for more info.

Lok'nStore Storage Crayford 

Storage in Basingstoke, Hampshire

Do you need self storage in Basingstoke?

If you do then why not pop into the LoknStore Business & Household Self Storage centre on Crockford Lane , Chineham.  They have all the space you’ll ever need plus boxes and bubblewrap.  Give them a call on 01256 474700 or visit for more info.

Lok'nStore storage in Basingstoke