PROPERTY WEEK DIGITAL SUPPLEMENTS
Logistics firms set to boost shed footprint - East Midlands Gateway’s multi-modal offer proves popular - Harworth’s Lynda Shillaw on potential for growth - Logicor’s UK managing director Charlie Howard
The Covid-19 pandemic catalysed investment into the logistics market following the unexpected spike in demand from ecommerce and third-party logistics occupiers.
The past few years have been tumultuous for the industrial and logistics (I&L) market. Despite 2020 being the worst year for the UK economy in more than three centuries, the I&L market flourished due to a combination of increased reliance on online shopping and demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).
Logicor’s UK managing director discusses imposter syndrome, the value of mentors and Mr Bean.
Lynda Shillaw, chief executive of development giant Harworth Group, tells Property Week about its plans to deliver 35m sq ft of I&L space.
East Midlands Gateway’s multi-modal offer has proven so popular since it opened in 2017 that the site is almost full.
Demand for European warehouse space shows no sign of abating despite a turbulent economic backdrop.
There is a child-like quality to multi-level logistics schemes, with their boxy designs split over several levels or storeys.
UK buyers drive rise in average sale price of I&L stock - Does multi-level concept really stack up? - Valor partner on the firm’s strategy - Five minutes with KSP’s development manager Trudy Revell
Despite the hype, very few multi-level industrial schemes have been built in the UK. Property Week asks whether the concept still stacks up.
Despite a dip at the end of 2022, the average price of UK stock has risen by 13.6% over a three-year period.
The race for space continues apace in the urban logistics market. Valor partner and head of investments Cane Napolitano tells Property Week how it plans to keep ahead of the pack.
The development manager at KSP on Gogglebox, pathological stories and visiting the Big Apple.
It is remarkable how resilient occupier activity continues to be in the multi-let industrial (MLI) sector, amid the wider macroeconomic slowdown.
Despite the recent well-documented economic challenges, occupational demand for warehouse space across the UK is booming. However, available sites remain in very short supply.
Demand from occupiers for grade-A sustainable urban logistics space in strategic locations throughout the UK continues to rise.
It is clear from speaking to customers that ensuring their logistics space is fit for purpose for the future, both operationally and economically, is foremost in their decision making.
Allsop’s George Walker and Richard Adamson tell Daniel McGrath about the auction house’s ballroom return and what’s in store for 2023
Despite new regulations coming into force and interest-rate hikes hitting the affordability of nance, many experts are upbeat about this year’s prospects for commercial property auctions. Tim Clark reports
There’s nothing like a bit of economic uncertainty to shake up the auctions market. On the one hand, it helps create a supply of properties as homeowners and landlords seek quick sales. On the other, it limits the potential number of buyers, with financing becoming more expensive and redevelopment margins ...
Auction houses are upbeat about the prospects for 2023 as the market remains resilient; a Q&A with Allsop’s commercial and residential directors on the firm’s return to the ballroom, how ‘Trussonomics’ affected the market and the future outlook.
SEGRO launches its most sustainable warehouse yet - GLP Europe’s MD remains upbeat on sector’s future - Use of robots allows for taller warehouses - Five minutes with Trammell Crow Company’s Sophie Watkin
Industrial specialist SEGRO has transformed a fire-damaged industrial site in north London into one of the most sustainable warehouse developments in the UK.
Investment in industrial and logistics properties plummeted in Q4 2022 after the strongest-ever start to a year.
As more occupiers start to use automation, warehouse design is having to evolve to keep pace with their needs.
In northern Italy, Cromwell Property Group is developing wooden logistics buildings, which we believe will create an important case study to help inform the industry about the benefits of using timber.
The industrial and logistics market might be softening but, as UK managing director of GLP Europe Bruce Topley tells Andrew Saunders, that doesn’t mean it is heading from boom to bust.
With many businesses transitioning to a hybrid working model or implementing more collaborative working practices, the traditional functions of warehousing units are increasingly less relevant as more adaptable uses become prevalent.
With soaring inflation and rising energy costs, many businesses are getting serious about investing in renewable solutions to reduce their operational expenditure.
Trammell Crow Company’s UK planning director, Sophie Watkin, on giving back, The Traitors and supporting Sheffield Utd.
Demand for tailored space and low vacancy rates drive up rents - Logistics developers are plugging into EV charging - How a former airbase became a prime I&L hub - St Modwen logistics MD Polly Troughton
With a vacancy rate of just 3.3% across the UK, rents should stay robust despite current economic conditions.
St Modwen Logistics managing director on being a people person, a role model and a working mum, and she gives her cultural recommendations
A former RAF airbase near Warrington has been transformed into one of the North West’s most important industrial and logistics sites. Noella Pio Kivlehan reports
Warehouse developers aim to get ahead of the game by installing charging facilities for electric HGVs and vans, as well as investing in solar power. Rob Brown reports
Despite wider economic headwinds and recent turbulence in the markets, occupier demand in the logistics sector remains strong. We are seeing a shortage of available stock, with spec programmes continuing across a wider range of size bands – including some of the UK’s largest warehouse facilities.
Today, industrial and logistics (I&L) spaces are rapidly evolving as new supply networks are increasingly being established at a local level.
The fundamentals of logistics real estate make it among the hottest asset classes for investment. However, from the perspective of a planner, it is often not quite as high on the agenda.
As an industry, we should all be alarmed that the built environment generates nearly 37% of all annual global carbon dioxide emissions, according to the UN’s Global ABC Status Report 2021.
The pronounced growth in market demand over recent years has created a competitive space for UK logistics. But, for many developers, the legacy built alongside industrial spaces is the key to their success.
Investing in industrial property over the past year has been, as the saying goes, a little like shooting fish in a barrel. Occupier take-up reached record heights and average rental growth soared, helping maintain an insatiable appetite from local and global investors.
There’s a huge amount of pessimism surrounding the UK economy at present and understandably so.
Demand soars for speculative warehousing - Will investors look to Europe for cheaper deals? - What makes the East Midlands so attractive? - Five minutes with Prologis’s capital and leasing VP Sally Duggleby
The UK I&L market is experiencing a boom, with warehouses exchanging hands for high prices and landlords achieving record rents. Charlotte Sterland asks whether this could lead investors to look to other European markets for lower-priced assets.
Occupiers’ need to defend margins and increase operational efficiency has been driving strong take-up.
The race for more urban logistics space is on as customers demand quicker delivery times - Over 16.5m sq ft of shed space under construction across UK - The benefits of retrofitting over building from scratch - Five minutes with Harworth chief executive, Lynda Shillaw
Four big think pieces from thought leaders in the property industry.
Savills’ new director of national auctions Robin Howeson on how he got into the business, prospects for the firm’s growing team and the wider market outlook - Advantages of the virtual sales format mean few are considering a return to ballroom sales any time soon
Take-up of I&L space by online retailers on the slide - Operators seek to reduce energy usage - Why now is a good time to buy prime logistics properties - Five minutes with Colliers head of I&L, Len Rosso