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Self-storage units, Shurgard UK Ltd

RPS CgMs are retained by Shurgard UK Ltd to provide full planning consultancy from initial site identification and pre-acquisition to project completion. This includes managing the design team and negotiating with senior LPA officers.

RPS CgMs secured planning permission in September 2014 on behalf of Shurgard UK Ltd for two new self-storage facilities. Although both sites are located within land allocated for employment use, initial pre-application discussions with planning officers suggested a demand for increased job creation at both sites. CgMs worked extensively with the Councils during the course of the application to demonstrate a high quality self-storage unit delivers employment retention and generation and that the proposed floorspace met the Council’s development plan objectives. This required detailed negotiations with relevant officers to overcome various land use, design and massing concerns to deliver a development that adhered to local level expectation which enhances the client’s asset portfolio within the M25.