Flexiss Group has opened its latest facility in York, which marks the company’s 17th store in the UK. The new SureStore is the first of its kind to use a specification that targets net-zero carbon in operation and a fully automated no-key access system. Nokē, the state-of-the-art system, enables customers to access the facility using Bluetooth technology with facial or thumbprint recognition, and it will control gate access and every lock in the facility, making it one of the most secure storage facilities in the UK. The York SureStore facility is the second funded by LGIM’s Industrial Property Investment Fund, aiming to achieve net-zero carbon in operation.
Paul Whittaker, Flexiss Commercial Director, said, “Through experience and innovation, the Flexiss group and its partner LGIM are truly industry-leading, something I am extremely proud to be a part of.” He added, “With the Flexiss collection and delivery services and free Wi-Fi throughout, I believe, like our other SureStore facilities, that this facility will be able to, through our commercial customers, bring employment and revenue to the York area for years to come.”
Matthew Lilley, Assistant Fund Manager at LGIM Real Assets, said, “We are increasing our exposure to the sector with a growing pipeline – primarily through purpose-built developments that incorporate enhanced specifications from the design stage, which aim to achieve net-zero carbon in operation.” He added, “We look forward to continuing with this precedent with our partners, Flexiss.”
The York SureStore facility offers 36,000 sq ft of premium storage space hosting alongside last-mile logistic space, office and co-work opportunities, as well as flex-space work areas designed for start-up businesses in York and the surrounding areas.
Flexiss opened its first SureStore site in Bolton in 2018 and has since expanded its independent management platform to encompass 17 facilities across the UK, with investment partner Legal & General funding the last 2 recent new store openings. The Flexiss Group has plans for growth in other UK wide locations, and all upcoming storage facilities will feature Nokē and net-zero technology.
With the combination of the Nokē access system and a net-zero carbon building, Flexiss Group has once again demonstrated its commitment to innovation and excellence in the storage industry.