Norfolk Showground to rent out cattle sheds as winter storage space

Mike Parker, site manager at Norfolk Showground <i>(Image: Norfolk Showground)</i>
Mike Parker, site manager at Norfolk Showground (Image: Norfolk Showground)

Cattle sheds which are full of champion cows at the Royal Norfolk Show in summer are being rented out as storage space during the winter.

The Norfolk Showground is offering the seven large units, which stand at 6,000sqft, for storage hire from September to May.

It is part of a drive by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) to generate sustainable year-round commercial income from its flagship venue, with projects including a £750,000 upgrade to its Norfolk Events Centre and plans approved for a £2.3m food hall and market garden.

The RNAA said the secure units - which benefit from the showground's access to major transport routes - can be used for short-term storage while businesses are relocating, or seasonal storage for outdoor equipment.

Mike Parker, site manager at the Norfolk Showground, said: “Our storage units are secure, watertight and offer easy access to customers.

"We’ve had e-commerce companies storing equipment through to supermarkets and retail companies.

“We understand that storage needs may vary and therefore we’re offering flexible rental options to accommodate requirements."