A North East storage company has announced further expansion following a five-figure investment in a new County Durham site.

MyLockup.com, which also has branches in Thirsk, Northallerton and Scarborough with branches opening soon in Catterick, Darlington and Knaresborough, has opened its new operation at Drum Industrial Estate in County Durham.

Leading North East property firm Bradley Hall assisted MyLockup.com managing director Kevin Doyle in acquiring the new base for the growing business.

Kevin said: “Self-storage is fast becoming a popular choice for many people – including those who need to store stock for online businesses, those who are moving home, or need that bit of extra space for possessions.

“We are delighted to be further expanding the business in the Durham area. Drum Industrial Estate provides an excellent base for us which is close to great transport links and surrounded by other successful businesses. The south of the region is a hive of activity and we are looking forward to building on our presence within the North East.

“The expansion is part of a long-term growth strategy which will allow us to provide cost-effective self-storage solutions while creating further jobs and investment for the North East.”

The secure storage units within the MyLockup.com site range from 25 to 350 square feet, up to 8 feet high and are monitored by security cameras.

Nicholas Bramwell, chartered surveyor at Bradley Hall, who facilitated the move on behalf of the former landlord, said: “The MyLockup.com team has chosen an excellent place to base their new business – this particular location has great access to many areas of the North East via the A1, making it easy for customers to use their facility.

“We were delighted to act on behalf of another local business which is dedicated to its growth in the region.”