Storage for the Barbican in the City of London, is provided by Attic Self Storage in Kings Cross, which is just just 20 minutes by car.
We provide secure personal self storage units to rent from 10 sqft to over 300 sqft, there is no fixed rental length, you choose how long you want to stay. If you need to change the size of the storage unit, there is no penalty charge.
Collection and delivery can be arranged, and a receipt and despatch service is offered to businesses, and other services to help your business run smoothly. So get a quote and talk to us about your requirements.
Find us from the Barbican Centre
Kings Cross storage: 270-276 York Way, Kings Cross, London N7 9PQ
What we know about the Barbican
In a single night of bombing in 1940, every street from Moorgate to Aldersgate Street was destroyed, covering 35 acres. St Giles Cripplegate was burnt out with only the walls and tower left standing. For almost 20 years, the Barbican was a huge playground for East End children.
The plan for post war London was that people should live in garden suburbs and commute to work. There were negative feelings about building large residential developments in the city, and there were many differences of opinion. In 1947 a plan for the reconstruction of the Barbican was put forward. The plan was to build an entirely commercial area with American-style office blocks. Historic structures that had survived the bombing were to be left standing as ruins in parks.
No further progress was made and by 1950s people were getting frustrated by the lack of progress. The Grand plan was eventually devised around 1959. It covered the 38 acres of the the Barbican site, and the initial designs focused on the on the association of “barbican” with a walled fortification.
There were originally 2,104 flats in the Barbican Estate, with over a 100 flat types or layouts. Some types only appear once or twice in the development. The flats were built by the City of London for City workers to rent, but when council tenants were given the right to buy their flats with council discounts, many decided to become property owners.
Nowadays only the “well heeled” can afford to buy flats in the Barbican, and most are bought for cash. Car park attendants that used to be caretakers, are now more like concierges.
However well off you may be, sometimes there are delays moving into a property, so you may be looking for a secure place to store your possessions while waiting to move in. Attic Self Storage have an excellent reputation and we have invested in the latest security systems at our self storage facilities.
We also have our own men to help you move. So get a quote and talk to us about your storage Barbican and moving requirements.