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50% Off your first 12 weeks storage

50%Off your first 12 weeks storage

Directions and opening hours

Directions and opening hours

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234 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 8TU

Directions by road

Easily accessed from the A4232 Penarth Rd, just south of Cardiff city centre.

Opening hours
  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm (Open till 8pm Thursday)
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Centre Manager: Sarah Cammell

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About Lok’nStore Cardiff

Big Friendly Self Storage in Cardiff

Lok'nStore Self Storage in Cardiff offers homeowners, renters and business users secure steel self storage units and rooms in a range of over 30 sizes from small lockers, up to larger spaces suitable for pallet storage. Only you have the key to your self storage unit.

  • Open seven days a week
  • Fully staffed during open hours
  • 24 hour CCTV and smoke detection systems
  • Free forklift service
  • Free delivery acceptance
  • Cardboard moving boxes and bubblewrap for sale

People use Lok'nStore Cardiff for many reasons, including:

  • Decluttering a property before a house sale or to make space in the home
  • Clearing out a room or area before building or redecoration works
  • Emptying a cluttered garage or loft
  • Renters or homeowners between moves
  • Business users in need of space for seasonal stock or pallet storage
  • Students in need of storage space

Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Self storage units in cardiff

Opened for business in February 2019, our Cardiff, Penarth Road store is the first Lok’nStore foray into Wales, but possibly not the last. With excellent connections to and from the central hub of Lok'nStore storage facilities via the M4, the jump across the River Severn wasn’t such a massive one in terms of infrastructure and management and is only down the road from our Bristol and Swindon centres. Obviously, as a company, most of Lok’nStore’s self-storage centres had been in the south-east for many years apart from a brief campaign into the east midlands. As part of this new expansion project, Lok'nStore started to look further afield from its previous locations which had for the large part been in the Home Counties, Kent and the Solent area of the south coast.

FAQs for people searching for self-storage in the Cardiff area:

  • Q: How much does self-storage cost at Lok'nStore Cardiff?
  • A: The cost of a self-storage unit at any of our sites is based primarily on the size the storage unit needed, and secondly the length of the stay. This is why when enquiring; we ask customers about the goods and belongings that you want to place into storage. A list enables our storage experts at Cardiff to work out as closely as possible which size of self-storage unit you need. You can also use our self-storage space estimator to give you an idea of what you can place into any given size of storage unit.
  • Q: How much self-storage space do I need?
  • A: This depends on what you have to store. We have over 30 different sized storage units for everything from a couple of suitcases up to a five-bedroom house. Our storage experts will be able to help you find the correct size for your needs.
  • Q: What can I store at Lok’nStore Cardiff?
  • A: Practically anything you want! Our customers store a hugely varied range of items from furniture, collections, hats, clothes and rubber ducks!
  • Q: Do I have to live in Cardiff to use your self-storage?
  • A: No, you don't need to live in Cardiff to use Lok'nStore. Although most of our customers are from around the local Penarth area, we also have people storing stuff with us who are currently living on the other side of the world.
  • Q: Is it true that Lok’nStore waited until the Severn Bridge toll was abolished in December 2018 before opening a store in Wales, so that head office staff would avoid paying the fee when visiting Lok'nStore Cardiff because they are tight?
  • A: No, that's not true. Our staff are tight, but they would have just driven the long way around before 2018.
  • Q: Are the self-storage units private at Lok'nStore Cardiff?
  • A: Yes. Nobody can see inside your storage unit except you. You have the key to your unit. It is effectively a secure steel room. Totally private and secure. You can do whatever you want inside your unit as long as it is legal and decent. You can lock it up and leave your belongings inside, safe in the knowledge that it will all be there when you return to it. You can supply your padlock if you like, or we can sell you one onsite.
  • Q: Why open a storage centre in Wales?
  • A: When looking at potential sites for new self-storage facilities, Lok'nStore had always been keen on the idea of expanding into Wales. Our Property Director had been scouring Wales looking for a new ‘first Welsh site’ for many years, when a location became available to us in Penarth, Cardiff. Known for our eye-catching bright orange buildings, Lok’nStore set about renovating and repairing the rundown DIY outlet on the Penarth Road, turning it into a modern, secure self-storage facility in one of the youngest cities in Europe. The work needed to convert a building from DIY retail to self-storage is far more involved than just spraying it with a coat of orange paint. Inside, will need to be built hundreds of secure units, each with its own lockable steel doors. The facility will need lifts, lighting, smoke alarms and CCTV systems, toilets, kitchens and all manner of health and safety fire-related items ticking off before it can open for business.
  • Q: Who actually uses self-storage at Lok’nStore Cardiff?
  • A: All sorts of people have taken advantage of us since we opened at the start of 2019. Our users have a varied number of reasons for needing self-storage including; decluttering to create more space in a property, clearing a loft or garage, storing furniture or belongings that they don't need now, but feel they don’t want to get rid of yet, business pallet storage, warehousing space for equipment and stock or archiving of paperwork and documents. We have householders, renters, students who have gone travelling, members of the armed forces, business owners, and tradespeople, landlords, people who have emigrated and even two unnamed well-known celebrities.
  • Q: What is self-storage?
  • A: Self-storage in the UK means typically renting a secure metal room (unit) in a storage facility. Most storage companies will have a range of these rooms in variously sized spaces. A room or unit is locked from the outside, and the renter (or tenant) takes the key away with them. The storage unit with probably be 8ft high, and will have a floor size of 5x5ft, 7x5ft, 10x10ft, all the way to 80x100ft. Our storage centre in Cardiff is this type.
  • Q: How long can I store at Lok’nStore Cardiff?
  • A: As long as you want to or need to. You can store overnight with us, or as with some of our customers; many years - It’s totally up to you.
  • Q: I live in Barry. Can I still use your Cardiff store?
  • A: Yes, you certainly can. We love the folk from Barry! To find us without sat-nav or Google Maps follow the A4055 out of Barry towards Cardiff. Take the left slip road at the A4160 and head towards the city. Keep driving until you see Lok'nStore Cardiff, looking incredibly resplendent in bright orange, lighting up the Penarth Road.
  • Q: What are the Lok’nStore Cardiff open hours?
  • A: Monday – Friday 8.30-6 pm (Thursday till 8 pm), Saturday 9-4 pm, Sunday 10-2 pm.