March 25, 2021


There is a planning requirement for all new and refurb developments stating that a certain quantity of cycle storage should be provided for residents. This has never been more important; the pandemic saw a huge surge in bike sales and sadly with this bike theft. Secure cycle storage facilities must become an essential part of new building design, ensuring that residents do not have to store bikes in living spaces or communal hallways where they can block escape routes in an emergency.

When outdoor storage requirements are carefully considered from the outset, bike stores can be specified to a high standard and budgeted for, avoiding either a blight on the overall visual appearance or costly additions to the scope of works. However, designing suitable cycle storage facilities can be a time-consuming task with little guarantee of effectiveness and quality which can sometimes suffer because of pressure to minimise the space required and cost.

At metroSTOR we simplify this process with easy to specify modular cycle stores from a proven design format, utilising a combination of cycle rack types to suit the space you have available. Secured by Design options and configurable cladding panels enable a wide choice of architectural finishes. All products are available with NBS specification and in BIM object or CAD block format for ease of incorporation into your design.

If you are working on a project with a cycle storage requirement, why not give our team a call? They’ll be happy to recommend the product most suited to your needs and provide you with ground rules to ensure that every facility is secure, accessible and suitable for all users.