Valuables-geared storage structure cast to museum-grade integrity

Art, fashion and collections storage company UOVO has announced the opening of their fourth facility, UOVO: Brooklyn. Located in the thriving arts community of Bushwick, the 150,000-sq.-ft. concrete building will offer specialized climate-controlled storage designed to meet or exceed the standards of the world’s leading museums. Scheduled to open in fall 2019, it will be the largest and highest quality art storage facility in Brooklyn.

Green initiatives such as LED lighting will be incorporated throughout the reinforced concrete building for increased sustainability. BROOKLYN FACILITY RENDERING: UOVO

“Since opening UOVO in 2014, we have seen an unprecedented demand for our integrated art storage and services, which represent a complete reimagining of the industry,” says UOVO Founder and Chairman Steven Guttman. “Opening UOVO: Brooklyn is our latest contribution to supporting New York’s cultural community, including artists, collectors, galleries, designers, fashion houses and museums.”

The UOVO: Brooklyn building is made entirely of reinforced concrete, an ideal material for security, temperature and climate control. Situated on a 77,000-plus sq.-ft. lot at an elevation of 64 feet, the structure is well outside the FEMA flood zone.

Storage will be distributed across three floors, each with an approximate ceiling height of 20 feet. The facility will also include four fully-enclosed loading docks and two new freight elevators. It has ample parking space and the ability to accommodate tractor trailers, a key feature for UOVO, which owns and operates a high-cube tractor trailer as part of its 10-vehicle fleet. UOVO: Brooklyn is within easy walking distance of the J, L, M and Z subway lines.

Architectural firm Butz-Wilbern will repurpose the building specifically to suit the needs of fine art, design, fashion and archival collections under the guidance of UOVO executives. As with all UOVO facilities, UOVO: Brooklyn will feature a full-time staff of expert art handlers to assist with all client needs, including transportation, installation, shipping and packing.

“We pride ourselves on listening to our clients, and innovating in response to their needs,” says UOVO CEO Steve Novenstein. “UOVO: Brooklyn will combine the convenience of the company’s flagship facility, UOVO: NYC, with the storage efficiency of our two Rockland County facilities. Clients that reserve private storage areas prior to the 2019 opening will have the option for complete customization of their spaces.”

Today, more than 1,350 clients have used UOVO’s storage and services, including leading museums, galleries, fashion houses and foundations, as well as individuals such as premier international collectors, artists and art advisors. With the addition of the Brooklyn location, UOVO has amassed 650,000-plus square feet of storage in New York in less than four years.