The Bike Storage Company are pleased to announce the completion of Amazon's Principle Place development. This is the second of Amazon's London offices we have provided storage to, having recently completed works on their Holborn office. Working on behalf of PAD contracts The Bike Storage Company provided 664 cycle spaces through the use of our Semi Vertical & Two Tier Rack.
Working on Vernier Construction's latest commercial development, The Bike Storage Company were contracted to supply a 60 Space Two Tier Chelsea Shelter. The shelter hot dipped galvanised & polyester powdercoated was provided with our industry leading 15 year no rust gurantee.
Not only was the shelter manufactured with 3 weeks to fulfill Vernier's tight completion schedule, our expert in house installation team completed within one single day! We look forward to working with Vernier on their next project.
With a rapid expansion at their Great Swan Alley site, the Bank of England approached The Bike Storage Company to increase their on-site cycle storage. Consulting with the Bank of England cycling group our Premium Gas Assisted Two Tier Rack was selected. With the Bank of England opting for our lightweight aluminium channels on the upper & lower level.
Our Premium Two Tier opperates an intergrated gas lifting mechanism allowing the upper level to be accessed by all, as well as ensuring a tamper proof and long lasting product. So well received were the racks we are already planning the next phase at their Threadneedle site and look forward to completing by the end on 2017.
Cycling has become a national interest. Only a decade ago it was considered a niche hobby, but the success of British riders in the London Olympics and recent Tour de France competitions has spurred on millions of people to get on their bikes. The British cycling team is dominating in competitions around the world with individual and team achievements stacking up, and the public are responding by taking up the sport in their droves.
Whether you measure it by the bikes sold or the number of cyclists on Britain’s roads, the industry is booming. Here are some statistics to prove it:
- More than two million people across the country now cycle at least once a week, an all-time high, according to British Cycling
- According to the National Travel Survey, about 7% of the population over 5 cycled three or more times a week in 2015
- Cycling is the UK’s third most popular sport
- 42% of people (around 25 million people) own a bicycle
- Around 3.5 million cycles were sold in Great Britain in 2015
The Bike Storage Company has been working with architect’s PDP London over the past 2 years, consulting on proposed cycle storage and street furniture to meet local authority planning requirements on behalf of Capco to deliver Lillie Square. This 1 million square foot scheme is one of the most high profile residential developments in London, transforming a 7.4 acre car park on Seagrave Road into 808 high-end new homes and outdoor green spaces.
As prestigious projects go they don’t get much better than the McLaren Technology Centre. Following a site visit it was establish our Two Tier Rack was the ideal solution. Our counterbalanced system offered an assisted lifting mechanism without the requirement for excessive maintenance. Increasing cycle storage across the site from 32 to 80 cycle spaces.
Working on the latest phase of developments at Amazon’s Holborn offices. The Bike Storage Company were tasked with providing 200 BREEAM compliant cycle spaces. With space at a premium across several rooms within the site, naturally our Semi Vertical Rack was selected as the most suitable product. With a locking hoop incorporated free of charge, full BREEAM compliance was ensured across this project.
Having been approached recently for the refuse and cycle storage on a housing developers latest East London project; comprising of 90 studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. With such a historical canal-side site, the need for an in keeping cycle/refuse store was never more prevalent. As such our in house design team created a bespoke Amazon Eco Compound, splitting the refuse and cycle storage across two secure areas.
At The Bike Storage Company we have completed yet another prestigious and notable installation, this time at Selfridges Oxford Street. The project comprising of our ever popular Semi Vertical and Two Tier cycle racks. The two most spatially efficient racks within our range. Providing Selfridges with a total of 121 Nr. bike spaces, all of which complete with locking hoop to ensure full BREEAM and Secure by Design compliant.
At The Bike Storage Company we have recently completed yet another exciting project, working on behalf of PDR construction on their latest Bow Road development. An exciting development consisting of 36 two & three bed apartment’s.
With the project seeking a BREEAM excellent rating, our design team worked alongside PDR to produce 3 bespoke Amazon Eco Shelters housing a total of 67 Semi Vertical Bike Racks. Each shelter accessible through a series of double doors secured using magnetic locks controlled via residents existing access fobs. Continue reading