Workforce availability will become a key element when companies decide where to locate their warehouses during 2018, according to leading property agents. JLL’s 2018 UK Property Predictions: Going Beyond Brexit report says: “Given low unemployment and lower net migration from the EU, the supply of labour will become a critical location decision factor for companies requiring large logistics facilities.” Another agent, Savills, believes that labour shortages could mean that areas with higher than average unemployment, including Yorkshire and the North […]
Miniclipper Logistics has expanded its operations and vehicle fleet due to increased demand for warehousing from existing customers, as well as new business wins. The operator has taken on an 87,000ft² warehouse a mile from its main base in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, boosting its overall warehousing capacity to 200,000ft². Jayne Masters, sales director at Miniclipper, said it had taken on the 15-year lease following an increasing appetite from both existing and new customers for storage space. She said the company, […]
Rental levels at large warehouses are set to rise this year after a fall in the supply of sites across the UK last year.
Bibby Distribution is creating 50 new jobs after it doubled the capacity of its Max Park site in Corby by snapping up a neighbouring 212,500ft² warehouse.