The StorMe Redditch facility this week took a major step forward with completion of the main upstairs storage areas.

Larnook has been tasked with refurbishing the former Shipleys bingo hall on Alcester Street, the town’s main retail thoroughfare.  It has now completed all the ground floor retail units and the upstairs storage area, fitted out in StorMe’s signature yellow.

“We’ve passed a few major milestones for the project and everything has gone well,” said Larnook MD Chris Evans.

“The next big task for StorMe Redditch is completing the lift installation and we’re delighted with how everything is going.”

Mark van Adrichem, operations director of StorMe, the building’s principal occupier, said he was delighted with progress.

“This will be the first facility for StorMe. We’ll be providing managed storage services for business, residents and the public sector in Redditch and see growing demand for this, particularly given the scale of new residential development in the town.”

The building’s developer aims to let the ground floor retail units to independent operators once lockdown has lifted.

“The future of the High Street after lockdown lies with independent operators.  They bring colour, variety and specialism and Redditch has an appetite for this as much as anywhere else,” said spokesman Christian Yates.

The StorMe Redditch project is one of a number currently underway with Larnook.  The company is on-site in Northumberland completing a major fit-out project for the NHS whilst in Manchester it is helping with a tricky remediation project in an old mill building in the city’s trendy Northern Quarter.

“Despite the economic headwinds caused by covid the market remains buoyant and we are involved in a number of interesting schemes,” said Chris Evans.  “Our focus is on helping deliver projects at the trickier end of the spectrum that other contractors may shun and our performance is helping deliver repeat business, which is the cornerstone of any successful business.”