Thorpe Lane History
Before Thorpe Lane Self Storage the Simpsons family first purchased number 83 Thorpe Lane back in 1958, this is where the Simpsons first business came together, as Simpson Coal and Coke haulage, selling and transporting coal around Leeds. In 1985 there were an opportunity within the car dismantling industry, as a result adjustments were made to the land of 83 Thorpe Lane.
Our entire premises were levelled and half of the site became a car dismantling firm known as the Simpsons Scrap Yard. With the other half being the self storage industry, renting out yard space to local businesses, buying, refurbishing and selling used storage containers. As experienced hauliers, we began to look at other haulage opportunities. That’s where DPW Simpson Lorry Mounted Crane Hire also began, transporting portable buildings throughout the UK. Our haulage is still running and trading as P Simpson & Sons Ltd.
How Thorpe Lane Self Storage Began
Throughout the years, numerous container companies have come in and out renting yard space which Simpson would be the handler for these companies using self storage. In 2010, we realised the importance of low-cost space and more businesses and residents had interests of our storage in Leeds.
This is where our Simpson Scrap Yard venture slowly halted and therefore came to an end. Therefore, due to gaining more yard space we were now able to expand our self storage business.
We initially started with commercial storage and business compounds. This worked out to be ideal for us as local companies especially construction and transport. Starting from the bottom and giving ourselves somewhere to work from. As a result, this became successful and we decided to expand to self-storage which has a big interest to the locals.