WEST KELOWNA, British Columbia, Nov. 21, 2016 /CNW/ -- U-Haul is putting its adaptive reuse practices to use by transforming a former Zellers© department building into its first company-owned and -operated store in West Kelowna.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Kelowna at 3571 Old Okanagan Road will offer truck and trailer rentals, moving supplies, towing equipment and professional hitch installation, U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers, and more.
When renovations are done in 2017, there will be more than 1,000 indoor climate-controlled self-storage units. The 110,000-square-foot building will incorporate all of U-Haul Company's state-of-the-art security features. While waiting for the permanent self-storage units to be constructed, customers can use U-Box containers as temporary self-storage units.
Stop by U-Haul Moving and Storage of West Kelowna or call (778) 741-0141. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Reserve equipment at uhaul.com or contact Reservations at 1-800-GO-UHAUL.
"The Okanagan Valley is one of the fastest growing communities in B.C.," U-Haul Company of British Columbia president Horace Martin said. "We are very excited to be able to bring a high level of service to customers here. Unlike many other facilities in the area, we will be open on Sundays for our customers' ultimate convenience."
The acquisition of the West Kelowna facility was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives: U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint. Our adaptive reuse of existing buildings reduces the amount of energy and resources required for new-construction materials and helps cities reduce their unwanted inventory of unused buildings.
"This area of the province is beautiful and bright," said Cindy Dix, U-Haul Company of British Columbia executive assistant. "It's almost like being in a desert, but with fruit and wineries galore. West Kelowna is a destination city, and it's important for us to preserve as much of its beauty and nature as we can. By avoiding demolition and rebuilding, we can save much of the greenbelt."
To learn more about what U-Haul is doing in your community, visit myuhaulstory.com.