Inside the UK’s hidden underground ‘luxury spa for cars’ – Business Insider
If you spend any time in London’s ritziest neighbourhoods, you
might be used to seeing luxurious cars gracing the streets. But
what you might not know is many of the city’s top cars are below
Windrush Car Storage offers
“five-star hotel treatment” for vehicles in Central London and
the Cotswolds in a luxury supercar garage below the ground.
The high-security, climate-controlled facilities are “immaculate”
and demonstrate “meticulous attention to detail on every aspect
in order to keep vehicles in the very best shape,” according to
The company was founded in 2004 by Tim Earnshaw, who knew the
importance of keeping his car safe and under surveillance from
his time working for Ferrari Formula One.
The company now boasts two state-of-the-art storage centres — the
newest one “in the thick of it in Central London,” while the
original is in the countryside of the Cotswolds.
The company calls its facilities a “luxury spa for cars with
talented and qualified staff pampering clients’ pride and joy
with the utmost care and skill.”
Cars are subject to a full valet and detail service during their
stay and are kept in a high-security, dehumidified, and
climate-controlled environment with a connection to an automatic
They are checked daily and are given a “soft, breathable cover.”
“Whatever the client request to Windrush, the answer is always
‘yes,'” it added.
“This is the very pinnacle of car storage in the UK; we treat
cars as if they’re our own and make sure they are subject to the
most luxurious service possible to keep owners’ minds at ease,”
“During my years at Ferrari Formula One, meticulous attention to
detail was everything; and our staff work from the same play
book,” he added. “They’re all RoSPA [advance driver] trained,
too, which gives hundreds of car lovers the confidence to hand
over the keys to their pride and joy.”
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The types of cars in the garage include a McLaren P1, a Ferrari
Dino 246GT, Bugatti Veyrons, a Jaguar XK120, a Lancia Delta
Integrale, and even a Ford Capri 3.0S, according to the
Yorkshire Evening Post.
The site also stated that is costs £480 a month to store a car in
the central London facility, while the Cotswolds garage costs
£270 per month.
However, Earnshaw said: “We welcome all kinds of cars and give
every model the exact same attention, no matter what it is.”