Coronavirus: Spectrum Properties throws a lifeline to closure-hit businesses with offer of free storage

Glasgow-based Spectrum Properties is offering free storage in its two main facilities for companies that have been forced to close because of coronavirus.
It has storage rooms ranging from 25 square feet to 5000 square feet which it is willing to make available to stressed businesses in order to help them through the worst of the crisis and hopefully emerge on the other side.
William Roddie, director of family-owned Spectrum Properties, explained, “As the effects of Coronavirus worsen by the day, it is clear that we are all in this together. This offer is simply meant to give a helping hand to businesses which have been summarily shut down.
“I would really like to give some support to people in my local area. There is no geographical restriction but, for simple logistical reasons, it is likely to be more attractive to people in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.”
While the free storage offer, which will run on a month to month basis, is open to all businesses, it is most likely to be of benefit to pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels which have been banned from operating in order to reduce crowd contact.
Mr Roddie said: “As an example, a restaurant or bar might have lot of tables and chairs which it normally keeps outside the premises. Or a bar owner might have substantial quantities of valuable stock which he wants to keep in a secure location.”
Spectrum Properties, which owns some 700 commercial properties in and around Glasgow, has some 50 to 60 storage rooms on each site and owners of non-perishable storage items will be welcomed on a first-come-first-served basis.
The company directly employs 75 people and the same number of sub-contractors. It is actively recruiting to cope with rapid expansion.
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