* Photo by B. Candace Ray. Director of Bermuda Public Storage (BPS) Troy Burrows (right) is shown with site foreman Dwight Hatherley in front of the soon-to-be-completed self-storage facility on Elliott Street.
* Photo by B. Candace Ray. Director of Bermuda Public Storage (BPS) Troy Burrows (right) is shown with site foreman Dwight Hatherley in front of the soon-to-be-completed self-storage facility on Elliott Street.
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Forty-seven-year-old Bermudian Troy Burrows has personalized the Bermuda Public Storage construction on Elliott Street.

"I have a lot of feelings because I'm building the project myself," he said. "... I know the building. It's built soundly. I built every square inch of it, and it sort of attaches me to the building that much more because [of] my hard work and sweat."

Mr. Burrows admitted to others having helped along that hard work and sweat. Among them, he named GSC, TCS, Paramount Construction, Woodbourne, Spectrum, Entech and Conyers.

"I think that we are fortunate to be building a building of this magnitude during these economic times," he said, "because most new buildings are going to have difficulty in finding tenants, whereas most of that risk won't be assumed by a self-storage facility."

He also noted: "This is a difficult time for most businesses, however we are in a good position to take advantage of business closures and their need to store capital assets they wish to keep as they downsize and wait until things turn around."

The BPS owner claimed not to be the average property developer.

"I only do it for myself," he said. "... I plan to hang onto (BPS). I think it's a good business in the future in Bermuda. Once the market catches onto the concept, I'm hoping to do another project of this sort."