The amount of warehousing space being built must rise fivefold if the UK is to keep pace with the e-commerce market, according to research by law firm Addleshaw Goddard. As online retailers compete on speed of delivery to win custom, the demand for industrial property is outstripping supply, with a premium being paid by the largest retailers for well-located sites with advanced fit-outs. The research included 12 policy recommendations that it said are required to meet demand for swift deliveries. […]
Norbert Dentressangle has confirmed plans for a new 295,000ft² central UK hub at Crick, in Northamptonshire, which will lead to the closure of two depots at Northampton and Rowley Regis.
Overnight work on the M20 in Kent to install a temporary steel barrier that keeps traffic flowing in the event of disruption after Brexit starts this weekend.
Pallet network Fortec has said its members will benefit from the opening of parent group Geodis’ hub in Northampton.