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Following the burgeoning success of the self-storage facility in Greenford, Vanguard opted to convert an existing warehouse on the Isle of Dogs into another self-store.
The site on Westferry Road is also home to a spectacular riverside helipad and an equally impressive document management business. The helipad was opened in 1980 and has been used for thousands of take-off and landings. www.vanguardhelipad.co.uk. Our Filebank storage service on the Isle of Dogs comprises over 150 internal vaults each capable of holding up to 400 standard sized archive boxes. www.vanguardfilebank.co.uk/east-london.
The self-store on Westferry Road is set out over 80,000 sq. ft. and four floors with two large lifts. We also have a viewing room for customers that would like to watch helicopters land or the Thames go by. As we were considered the number one business for moving print machinery for a number of decades we have set up the Vanguard print museum which is displayed on the first floor.
More information on the East London self-store can be found here.
To read the full story on this and other fascinating projects, please register your interest in our book which will be available before our 50th Anniversary on the 4th August 2014.