DeepStore, the UK’s largest underground storage company, is celebrating a new milestone – it has increased the number of boxes it manages by 30 per cent in the last five years to 2.5 million.
To accommodate the growth, DeepStore, which has more than 1,000 public and private sector clients, is expanding by an extra 32,549 square metres of space within Britain’s largest salt mine into an area called Bostock 2, which is equivalent to eight times the size of the Wembley football pitch.
The mine is owned and managed by DeepStore’s parent company, Compass Minerals, which has the capacity to mine 1.5 million tons of rock salt annually, 150 metres below the surface.
Craig Trimby, DeepStore’s Head of Sales, commented:
“Achieving 2.5 million boxes and expanding into this new area is a major milestone for DeepStore. The new space enables the future growth of the business and, with the continuous rock salt mining activity, we have the capacity for future expansion into an area of over 500 million cubic feet so we will never be short of space.”
The mine situated between Crewe and Northwich in Cheshire provides the ideal environment for storing documents due to its consistent temperature and humidity levels that meet the highest specification requirements for the storage of archival material. Its storage areas are also naturally free from ultraviolet light, vermin and flooding.
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