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Guardian Storage Breaks Ground for New Robinson Township Location

Published On: November 2, 2016By

Guardian Storage Officially Breaks Ground on Fifteenth Property in the Greater Pittsburgh Area

Robinson Township officials joined together with Guardian Storage and their honored guests on 10/19/16 to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 119,340-square-foot, state-of-the-art self-storage property at 401 Coraopolis Road. The construction of one three-story building totaling 75,700 square feet and one two-story building totaling 43,640 square feet is scheduled for completion in June 2017.

Robinson Twp. Guardian Storage renderings

Architectural illustration of the new Guardian Storage property at 401 Coraopolis Road in Robinson

“Previous attempts to bring a Guardian Storage property to Robinson Township did not work out, so we’re very glad the third time’s the charm in this case,” said Guardian Storage President Steven Cohen. “We’re excited about the location because of the rapid and recent growth of the area, as well as its high visibility along both I-79 and Route 51.”

Guardian Storage President Steven Cohen was first approached about acquisition and development of the former A-1 Self-Storage location more than a year ago. The original plan was to continue renting storage space and complete renovations over time. Guardian decided it would be more advantageous to rebrand the project by demolishing the existing buildings and redeveloping the property with a new state of the art Guardian Storage location. The new store will meet all 21st-century codes and standards as well as provide modern customer service amenities for our tenants.

“As Guardian Storage continues to grow, we remain committed to delivering the same high-quality storage solutions at new locations like Robinson,” said Cohen. “Part of that commitment is creating storage spaces that are not only attractive but also efficient and environmentally-friendly through sustainable building practices.”


Before the official groundbreaking ceremony, Guardian Storage President Steven Cohen shared details of the eight-month construction plan and structures to be built for the new Robinson Township location

After a small team of Guardian employees helped to facilitate the moves of nearly 400 A-1 tenants during the summer months, the company completed the demolition of the existing buildings in September. Rather than hauling tons of debris to a landfill, however, almost all of the materials have been recycled on site to be used in the construction of the new buildings.

All of the concrete slabs were crushed on site, reducing the product to a size that was re-used as a base material for utility bedding and asphalt pavement. This approach saved the excavation and hauling of hundreds of tons of limestone from a quarry. In addition, bituminous pavement was crushed to be used as base material for the new pavement throughout the property, while dead, overgrown trees were chipped to be used as mulch throughout the project.

In addition to being a sustainable structure, the modern, attractive property will feature the latest in self-storage amenities and security to meet the various needs of residents and businesses. While residents will have a place to store their seasonal belongings or fine antiques, the facility will also prove  a valuable resource for local business owners looking to store extra materials or important documents.

A combination of climate controlled and non-climate controlled indoor units with covered loading docks, as well as drive-up units, in a variety of sizes – from 5’x5’ to 10’x35’ – will be available for rent. Guardian will also offer climate-controlled drive-up units for the first time ever at the Robinson property to ensure customers get more when they store.

To further assist customers, the Robinson property will offer a variety of amenities such as free Wi-Fi and coffee, as well as the use of a meeting room, a fax machine and copier services. According to Cohen, “We go above and beyond when it comes to customer service to ensure an easy, convenient and supportive experience for each and every customer.”

Many local organizations, financial institutions and government leaders helped to facilitate the project, including the Robinson Township Council and Administration, Desmone Architects, Bridges Construction, and First Commonwealth Bank.

The new Robinson property will be the fifteenth Guardian Storage location in the greater Pittsburgh area and is one of three new properties scheduled for opening in 2017. Individuals and businesses interested in learning more or reserving units at 401 Coraopolis Road should contact [email protected] or call 412-661-7368.