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Classic Car expansion

Our new Dorchester storage building: everything you need to know

If you have visited our Dorchester facility recently, or are following our Facebook page, you will have seen that we have an exciting new project being worked on. So what is going on? With such high demand for our classic car storage and undercover caravan storage, we thought it was about time we did something about it.

So, we have decided to turn an old, unused barn into a newer and bigger classic car storage building.

Knocking down the old barn

This isn’t going to be a simple case of converting the existing barn into a classic car storage. As the old barn wasn’t a completely enclosed building, it wouldn’t have provided much protection to your beloved cars. So the first step was to completely demolish the old building.

Old barn
The old barn before demolition
First steps of Demolition
Roof off

We had to take the roof off and then dismantle the metal structure. Of course when we say “we”, we don’t really mean “we” because we aren’t actually doing any of the manual labour; we have builders doing the whole lot.

Roof off and structure down
Structure starting to be taken apart

A pile of rubble

A month in and all that was remaining of the old building was a pile of rubble. We had a concrete crusher to grind it all up and then it was time to clear up the mess.

Pile of rubble
All that is left is a pile of rubble

At the time of writing this, everything has been cleared away and we are now at the point where we can start digging the foundations of the new building. The exciting stuff starts here!

Clearing up of the rubble
Clearing of the rubble

If you want to be kept updated on the development of this project, head over to our Facebook page and give us a follow.

What’s to come?

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article this building will be a new classic car storage facility. The plan is for it to be a two storey building that will hold around 90 classic cars.

Not only will this building provide a lot more car spaces, it will be fully insulated to provide ideal conditions for your precious cars. There will be ramp access to the second floor, making it easy for everyone to access, no matter which floor your classic car is being stored on.

The plan is to store all the classic cars in the new building, and if space allows to also provide additional undercover storage for motorhomes and caravans.

Security at Hogleaze Storage

We don’t take storing your cars, caravans or motorhomes lightly; we know how important these can be to you so we do everything we can to make sure they will be safe with us.

There is a barrier at the site entrance to prevent any unauthorised entry. The entrance is also monitored by CCTV & ANPR (Automatic number plate recognition). Entrance to the buildings is by individual fob, meaning that only those with a fob can enter the buildings.

We also have security cameras around the sites which capture what is going on.

Find out more about our security features >>

“Immaculately clean storage, easy access and still very secure. Friendly and helpful staff.”

– Sheila Cornwell

Looking for classic car storage?

If you are currently looking for classic car, or undercover caravan or motorhome storage get in touch with our Dorchester office today by calling 01305 889777 or complete our contact form.

Check out some more of our helpful articles

We have a few articles that we think might be helpful if you are currently storing, or are considering storing your classic car, caravan or motorhome with us.

Tips on how to protect your classic car >>

Where to visit with your Caravan in Dorset this summer >>

And if you are looking for a little bit of light reading, why not check out the History of Hogleaze Storage.

Excellent Security and Beautiful Views

I very much appreciate the security (and, by the way, the beautiful

scenery) surrounding Hogleaze.

Claire Gross Dorchester Self Storage
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Hogleaze provides excellent facilities and service

We are emailing you to inform you that we have sold our motorhome and will no longer require the pitch. Should we buy another van, we will of course come back if you have availability.

You provide excellent facilities and service.

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Really impressed with the service & customer-focused attention

I was really impressed with the service and customer-focused attention I received dealing with you both. Prompt replies to my enquiries and professional standards throughout mean that my first thoughts on needing storage will be towards Hogleaze. Also, as I mentioned when meeting you, my work involves motor homes, camper vans and the occasional ‘shed’ and I have and will continue to recommend you. I took several of your cards for this purpose!

Unfortunately, our house move failed as the buyers pulled out on Christmas Eve (nice) so I’ve put my MX5 back in our double garage but I was happy knowing it was safe and snug at yours!

Guy Henville Dorchester Self Storage
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Fantastic value, easy and secure.

Fantastic value, easy and secure. Would not hesitate to use again if needed.

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Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years…

Having stored motorhomes at Hogleaze over a number of years I have seen great improvements made to the facilities. It is a really good storage area offering very secure facilities for whatever your storage needs.
Jan Hankin Dorchester Self Storage
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My second time of using Hogleaze for storage.

My second time of using Hogleaze for storage. Friendly, accommodating and efficient. Easy access and secure. Everything you need. Thank you.

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Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. 

Very pleased with Hogleaze Storage. Clean, bright and modern storage with easy access at any time. Trolleys provided for moving your items. Very reasonable costs.
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Found the facility to be safe and secure

I used Hogleaze Storage for many years and found the facility to be safe and secure. My belongings stayed dry; the ambient temperature seemed just right and there was no dampness. Wooden furniture; cardboard boxes and books all survived intact. The staff are also helpful and friendly. I recommend this facility.
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Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Thank you for your excellent service as I made use of your storage unit 215.

Having never used self storage before your help was much appreciated. I would certainly use your facility again when there is a need. I would also recommend your company to others.

Bob Malone Dorchester Self Storage
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Excellent facilities.

Excellent facilities. Gave us exactly what we were looking for.

Peter Bachrach Dorchester Self Storage
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Very secure.

We used Hogleaze Storage for nearly 1 year excellent faculties and all storage units very secure and high standard. Staff always friendly and happy to help. Would highly recommend them!

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Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage.

Absolutely brilliant service from Hogleaze Storage. Really good rates, clean and light building with easy access. Can’t rate them highly enough. Thanks Hogleaze Storage!

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I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have.

It was lovely to meet you last Friday and finally get the Caravan in to secure storage. I really like the facility and I am very impressed with the setup you have. I received your welcome letter yesterday and have set up the standing order for the 1st July and then to continue at the begin of each month thereafter.

Thank you once again.

Kirston Dorchester caravan Vehicle Storage
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I would recommend Hogleaze Storage to anyone thinking of storing their possessions

It has been a most enjoyable experience entrusting Hogleaze Storage Ltd with my furniture, household and personal possessions, since August 2012.

It was good to meet Shelley, her helpful and friendly demeanor, nothing was too much – she even brought along bolt cutters in case I could not open the padlock on the shutter doors. She was happy to show Gentleman Removals and myself the way.

The service has been excellent throughout the seven years, with up-to-date monthly invoices and security information – thoughtful and caring – all my possessions including the ones I did not know I had stored in the unit, were intact and working.

I would recommend Hogleaze Storage Ltd to anyone thinking of storing their household, office and personal possessions, whether short or long-term. The location is worth a visit on its own, the site is safe and secure, clean and accessible 24/7.

Simon Dorchester Self Storage
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The storage facilities are amazing!

Mr Evans caravan Vehicle Storage
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Using Hogleaze again

We are very pleased with the service and will be using Hogleaze again at some point!

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I have been delighted with the facilities provided and I’m sure I’ll be using Hogleaze again!

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Excellent storage facilities

Hogleaze has excellent storage facilities which are also impressive both from a security and cleanliness point of view

Ms Maskall caravan Vehicle Storage
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A great experience

I have had a great experience with Hogleaze’s storage services and would recommend to anyone

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A pleasure

It’s been a pleasure using your great facilities

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Recommended secure storage

I would recommend you to any people looking for secure strorage

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Thank you

I would like to thank you for the good service we have received whilst storing our caravan with you

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Enjoyed the services

We have enjoyed the services at your storage facility and will hopefully be returning to you again in the future

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Find Us


Hogleaze Storage
Town Hill Farm
Town Hill
Winterbourne Abbas

phone 01305 889777


Hogleaze Self Storage
12 Cambridge Road
Granby Industrial Estate

phone 01305 830000

Areas we cover

  • Dorchester
  • Bridport
  • Weymouth
  • Bridport