Shore Porters opens £2m warehouse

Aberdeen-based removals and storage company, The Shore Porters’ Society, has opened a new £2m warehouse in the city’s harbour area. The building, the Bannermill Storage Facility, is more than double the size of the Shore Porters warehouse it replaces, and will be used for commercial work.

First in a long time

The company has only previously acquired buildings in Aberdeen, so this is the first time since the company was established in 1498, that the firm has carried out the demolition and building of a new warehouse. Banchory Contractors completed the one-year project which involved the demolition – including the removal of asbestos – and construction of the new building. Kevin Brown, a partner at Shore Porters, said: ‘We’re excited to see our new, state-ofthe- art Bannermill Storage Facility completed and offi cially open for business. ‘Located in the heart of Aberdeen – close to the city harbour – the warehouse has the capacity to store an impressive 2,500 pallets. ‘The £2m investment also demonstrates the growth plans we have for Shore Porters and, I’ve no doubt, the facility will play a key role in our future success.’ The Shore Porters’ Society has more than 515 years’ experience, dealing with local, national and international moves in a variety of sectors, including domestic, commercial, antiques, fine art and storage. The fi rm employs more than 100 staff.