A NEW storage facility has opened a new base complete with an art installation on its gates.

Big Yellow Self Storage opened its 105th store in Hove over the weekend. 

Alongside flexible storage and office spaces, Big Yellow Hove has commissioned the latest public art installation to the area’s art and design scene.

The installation, created by Brighton-based artist Kerry Lemon, is a partnership between Big Yellow Self Storage and a local artist creating a public art contribution for the new store. 

It comes after Kerry winning the competition launched by Big Yellow among local artists in the area.

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Kerry was inspired by the concept of storage and by local Grey Squirrels, which are known for collecting, packing and storing their food outside their homes. 

Kerry said: “The artwork at the new store is a nod to commonly-sighted, local wildlife, Grey Squirrels. 

“Delicately hand-drawn and laser-cut from steel, the yellow squirrels look almost lifelike as they can be seen ‘running’ up and down the railings of the Hove store.”

The new store welcomes domestic and business customers looking for either short or long-term storage space.

The units are available to rent from just one week, and boast a variety of sizes; from 9sq ft to 400sq ft. 

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Each room has its own Pin access code, and the site is monitored by 24/7 security to keep customer belongings safe and secure.

Located at 270A Old Shoreham Road, Hove, BN3 7EG, Big Yellow Self Storage says it aims to  help local people and businesses bring more space into their lives.

For local people and businesses it also has 11 new office spaces available to rent by the month, which include both internet access and phone lines.

With sustainability in mind, the store has been fitted with a range of environmentally friendly features. 

When it comes to electricity generation, the store has been fitted with solar panels on its roof to generate renewable energy on site. 

Alongside this, a garden has been added to the back of the store with bird boxes, bat boxes and insect hotels to encourage visits from local wildlife. 

The store’s interior is fitted with motion sensor LED lighting and low-flow taps to reduce water consumption.

Big Yellow also has a store in Coombe Road, just off Lewes Road, Brighton.