Whether they have been forced to consider second-hand space because of a lack of new buildings or prefer it for cost reasons, occupiers have become used to a wide choice of warehouses. Now, however, they are facing a reduced supply. Overall, the amount of second-hand space available in units above 100,000ft² fell by 4% in 2012, according to CBRE’s UK Occupier Market Overview. This is lower than the 29% reduction in new space in that size band but the second-hand […]
UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) chief executive Roger Williams is to hand over the reins later this month to his successor, Peter Ward (pictured), following 15 years at the organisation.
A simple yet ingenious plastic cover for the tips of forklift truck tines could save thousands of pounds in damage to palletised loads, according to the manufacturer SumoSafe.
Essex-based Canute Group has bought its 12th warehouse site, a facility in Great Blakenham, Suffolk. The development marks the 12th site to be added to Canute’s expanding portfolio of facilities throughout the UK, following the addition of the Coventry and Warrington depots. Supporting the Port of Felixstowe, the 105,000ft² site will have up to 12,500 pallet spaces, small item picking and bulk stack areas. David Emslie, Canute’s group sales director, says: “The location of the depot, with its close proximity […]