DeepStore was appointed by the Peel Group, one of the country’s leading infrastructure, transport and real estate investors, to manage its paperwork, records and archive data at DeepStore’s climate-controlled vaults within Britain’s largest salt mine in Winsford, Cheshire.

Peel was established by John Whittaker, the company’s chairman, over 40 years ago and has grown to hold collective investments owned and under management of more than £5 billion, primarily in the North of England.

John Armitage, Peel’s IT Director, said:

“The careful management of our files and archives is critical to all Peel businesses and we are very pleased to have secured an excellent partnership with DeepStore.”

DeepStore, which is part of Compass Minerals®, created the underground storage facility from the space left following the extraction of millions of tonnes of rock salt.

The mine, 150 metres below ground, is ideal for storing documents as it has consistent temperature and humidity levels that meet the specifications of PD 5454.

Its storage areas also are naturally free from ultraviolet light, vermin and flooding.