BELVEDERE020 8311 3171 ROCHESTER 01634 727276
BELVEDERE020 8311 3171ROCHESTER01634 727276

Commercial Self Storage Service - Kent, Dartford, South East London, UK

Mainly serving the London Boroughs of Bexley and Greenwich and the Kent areas of Medway Towns, Maidstone and the Gravesham district, at Thames Self Storage Service we offer:

  • 24/7 access, without appointments
  • Drive right to your unit
  • Safe and secure, with access controlled gates
  • Flexibility to change space required as your needs change

How much space do I need?

To give you an indication of what size unit you might need these equivalent van capacities and dimensions may help.

Unit Size

40 sq ft

It will take roughly the contents of …

a transit van

Dimensions in feet (long x wide x high)

approx. 10′ * 4′ * 8′

Unit Size

80 sq ft

It will take roughly the contents of …

a Luton van

Dimensions in feet (long x wide x high)

approx. 10′ * 8′ * 8′

Unit Size

160 sq ft

It will take roughly the contents of …

a 7.5 tonne van

Dimensions in feet (long x wide x high)

approx. 20′ * 8′ * 8′

If you need help calculating your space requirements call us and we will help.

What does it cost?

Our prices pages show our great pages based at each location. Remember :

  • these prices INCLUDE VAT, so the cost to you is considerably less if you are registered for VAT
  • they are for a calendar month not a 4 week month, so you will make 12 payments per annum not 13.

Can I store anything?

Not quite, there are a few restrictions but pretty much anything can be stored in these units. Over the last 10 years our customers have stored all sorts from building materials and engineering parts, to merchandising materials and high street fashion stock. Our units have been used for archiving, packaged foodstuffs, and office furniture… the list is endless.

The limitations………we will not let you store:

  • anything that is likely to leak and contaminate/stain the floor: eg oil based goods;
  • fine wines, flowers, or food liable to decomposition
  • any banned/controlled substances or excluded by Government anti terrorism initiatives

Can I get to my stock early in the morning, late at night or at weekends?

Yes, Thames Self Storage facilities are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including Christmas Day and Bank Holidays. You can come and go as you please and we can arrange additional locks and keys if you have a number of staff who need access.

Is it safe and secure?

  • We use double skinned, steel shipping containers that will protect all goods from the outside elements and condensation internally.
  • Our units are all purchased new and never leave the storage facility.
  • Our sites are protected by CCTV, overhead lighting, and security patrols.
  • We have an Access Control System for the only entry and exit point into the facility, which enables us to monitor and control all entry to the site.
  • We consider that our containers are more secure than warehouses because fire would not spread from one container to another, whilst vermin infestation and suchlike is almost unknown.
  • Our record is excellent.

Can I use my own padlocks?

Thames Self Storage provide all such items.

We cannot allow you to use your own padlocks because we may be required to be able to open the units for health and safety and/or legal reasons. Should the police or other authorities arrive with proper warrants, we would be required to open the unit. In this eventuality you would be informed as soon as we could get hold of you.

Can I increase and decrease my storage needs with my seasonal activity?

Our storage is the perfect solution for anyone who has varying storage needs. Instead of having the expense of your own warehouse space, which may be hugely underutilised at times in the year, you just pay for storage you need as and when you need it.

You can add and reduce the number of storage areas you have according to your own business needs and demands….. and we offer improved terms whilst you have multiple units.

Talk to us about your pattern of needs and we will help you get the best value from you storage spend.

Can I store for either long or short term requirements?

Thames Self Storage allows companies to store their goods for long or short periods without the need to commit to a time-frame.

Long-term users can take advantage of discounts based both on length of term as follows:

12 months in advance: 5% discount.

We may also offer discounts for multiple units on request, although not on the ground floor.

I have some very heavy items so don't want to be upstairs

No problem. We tend to keep the downstairs units for the commercial market whenever possible, simply because they like to be in and out quickly. It means that you can drive your car or van to the doors of your storage unit and load and unload in minutes.

Do you have electricity in the units?

Although we have floodlights for the common areas there is no lighting or refrigeration in the units. We would advise that you bring a torch after dark if you wish to work inside the storage area at night.

Do you have FLT facilities to offload?

We have pallet trucks on site to help move supplies about, we do not have an FLT. On occasion we can arrange one-off FLT facilities by prior agreement, but you will have to pay for this. It cannot be regular requirement or last any significant length of time.

Can I have supplies delivered to the site?

Yes you can, but you or an authorised member of your team will need to be on site to accept delivery.

Large delivery lorries can only be allowed onsite with prior agreement with Thames Self Storage.

Can I bring customers to my unit?

Unfortunately this is not allowed under the terms of our lease, so you cannot trade from the storage facility. We are also not insured for this, so we have to strictly control any attempted trading activity.

Is the facility suitable for archiving?

We offer archiving storage, with a retrieval service if required. (Please see separate tab for Archiving)

What notice do I need to give?

Thames Self Storage only requires 14 days’ notice of termination.