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Jenners Department Store Turns 180 Years Old

Jenners Depository Edinburgh

One of the many things that makes Edinburgh Self Storage stand out is the iconic building we’re based in.

It’s long been a landmark in the west of Edinburgh, from train passengers knowing when to get off at Haymarket station, to rugby supporters heading to Murrayfield. We’re proud of our beautiful listed building and we’ve been looking into some of the Jenners history.

How Jenners Department Store Began

The Jenners department store on Princes Street was opened 180 years ago by two men by the name of Charles Kennington and Charles Jenner. They’d been sacked from their previous jobs for sneaking off to Musselburgh Races instead of turning up for work! Luckily their horses came in that day and they put their winnings into starting their own drapers. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Jenners Depository – Home of Edinburgh Self Storage

The Jenners Depository building that we occupy was built in 1925 and had a lodge and stables, as well as the depository itself. It was designed so that horses and carts could be moved around easily. Nowadays, it’s you and your belongings that can get around without any trouble.

There’s free parking onsite and depending on the location of your unit, you may be able to drive right up to its door. If your unit is inside the self storage buildings then there are plenty of trolleys and a large lift to make easy. You can access your unit as little or as often as you want, during our opening hours, which are: 8am-6pm Mondays to Fridays, 9am-4pm on Saturdays and 11am-3pm on Sundays.

It might be an old building but it’s full of the most up-to-date digital security to keep everything safe. We’ve kept many of its original features so it’s just as recognisable as it was almost 100 years ago but the inside has been modernised to include 25 different types of storage unit from a locker to 150 ft2.

Think self-storage might be for you? Call our friendly team today to discuss what’s best for you!

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