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Directions and opening hours

Directions and opening hours

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13 Crane Boulevard, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9SQ

Directions by road
  • From central Ipswich drive out of town on the A1156. Turn right at Nacton Rd. Stay on Nacton Rd until you see Crane Blvd on your left.
  • From the A14 follow the signs for the A1189, Nacton Rd. Turn right at Crane Blvd.
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 - 4:00 pm


About Lok’nStore Ipswich

Lok'nStore Self Storage in Ipswich offers homeowners, renters, and business users secure self storage units in a range of 25 sizes, from small lockers, up to larger spaces suitable for pallet storage. Only you have the key to your storage unit. It covers the Ipswich area and has easy access via Nacton Road.

Features of Lok'nStore Ipswich

  • Open seven days a week
  • Fully staffed by store team during open hours
  • 24-hour CCTV and smoke detection systems
  • Free forklift service
  • Free delivery acceptance
  • Free car parking for customers
  • No security deposit is needed if paying by direct debit
  • Hertz van hire available
  • Cardboard moving boxes and bubble wrap for sale

Some of the reasons why people use self storage

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

Ipswich Self Storage

Frequently Asked Questions about Self Storage in Ipswich

  • Q: What is self storage?
  • A: Self storage is a service where a person (tenant) rents a secure, private, locked storage unit in a storage facility. The tenant is the only person who has the key to the storage unit. Self storage customers can be householders, renters, or business users.
  • Q: What is the price of self storage in Ipswich?
  • A: Self-storage prices at Lok'nStore are based mainly on the amount of storage space you need. A 25-square-foot storage unit will obviously cost less than a 250-square-foot unit.
  • Q: How do I work out which size of the storage unit I need for my stuff?
  • A: Our storage experts in Ipswich can quickly determine how much space you need if you provide them with a brief idea of which belongings you wish to store with us. Give them a call or pop in for a look around the store.
  • Q: Is there self storage near me in Ipswich?
  • A: Lok’nStore Ipswich is in a secure, handy-to-access location on Crane Boulevard, opposite the Waitrose and John Lewis stores.
  • Q: What days are Lok’nStore Ipswich open?
  • A: Lok'nStore is open seven days a week.

How to arrange self-storage in Ipswich

The easiest way to arrange self storage is to visit your local Lok'nStore. In Ipswich, there is a fantastic store on Crane Boulevard. Recently I dropped by to have a look around the building for myself. The Lok'nStore facility in Crane Boulevard is tough to miss in honesty. The bright orange building sits impressively and holds its own against the Waitrose and John Lewis stores on the opposite side of the Boulevard. Upon arriving, I found a free car park with plenty of space. Several customers parked at the loading bays, putting goods onto trolleys. Upon entering the reception area, I was greeted by a friendly member of staff who, as it turned out, was the store manager. The reception area at Lok’nStore Ipswich is incredibly comfortable and welcoming. It felt more like I was about to book a holiday or buy a new car rather than looking at storage units! After signing in – for safety and security reasons – I was taken to explore the store.

Outside the reception area is a pair of loading/unloading bays for customers. Several low-wheeled trolleys wait for customers to use. The double trolleys are easily big enough to get a double bed or a three-seat sofa onto them. From here, the trolleys can be wheeled straight to a customer’s storage unit. We then jumped into one of the lifts, and the Ipswich store manager took me up to view a few of the over 30 different sizes of storage units available to rent. First, we looked at a 25-square-foot storage unit. This space size works out at 5-foot x 5-foot x 8-foot high. I was surprised at how big this space looked, especially as it's one of the smaller sizes of storage units. The storage unit he showed me was metal walled, with a bright orange steel door. Once the door is closed, it has a hasp and staple for a padlock, making it private and secure. Next, he unlocked a 100-square-foot storage unit for me to view. This one looked huge: 10-foot x 10-foot x 8-foot high! I believed the manager when he told me that the contents of a two-bedroom house could fit into one of these units. I asked what happens when someone lives in a two-bedroom house but has much more stuff – a hoarder. 'Not a problem', he said. 'We will find you a unit that fits your needs. All we need is a list of items, and we can solve your storage problems.

Back on the ground, we went to look at one of the big storage units. Two double orange doors opened to reveal an 800-square-foot monster of space. 'What would you use this size of space for, and who might use it?' I asked, astonished at the size of the area.

'The other spaces we have in this range of sizes are rented by businesses for several different reasons. Pallet storage, equipment, stock, and all types of merchandise.' A varied range of business users use storage, from chimney sweeps to printers and electrical distributors to rubber duck importers. This particular storage space was next to a parked forklift truck, which the staff at the store used to load and unload customer goods. The forklift service is free to all customers, whether business or household. 'What about if I'm not at the store when my delivery arrives? For instance: if I’ve been delayed?’

'That's no problem at all,' replied the storage manager.

‘You could arrange in advance for us to unload or load for you or even via a phone call. We will put your goods into a temporary space or even your unit if you have previously arranged for us to have access.'

I was shown three sizes of self-storage units, but there are over 30 different sizes at this facility. According to staff some are small enough that they are ideal for storing a fake Christmas tree and a couple of suitcases, up to the behemoth-sized spaces being used by distributors. All these spaces are also lockable. The corridors around the centre, as were the lifts, were ample, clean, and brightly lit.

I’m told that customers range from households in between moves, people decluttering to sell their property by making it look more spacious, people just trying to make more space, students in need of summer storage, import/exporters, eBay sellers, distributors, and all manner of business users. Would I use a self storage facility in Ipswich? Indeed, if it was as modern as this one in Crane Boulevard. What would I store? I have no idea, but I know where to go should I need storage.