Industrial intelligence

Bi-annual report on the UK distribution occupier and investment markets.


Type Research

Date 27/02/2018

The big shed distribution market has been characterised by strong take-up in the manufacturing, third party logistics and non-internet retail sectors in 2017. Take-up totalled 20.6 million sq ft in 2017, just below the ten year average.

On the supply side, current available stock of modern big sheds amounts to 24.3 million sq ft, approximately 14 months’ supply. With a relatively modest level of speculative schemes completing, we expect supply to remain relatively constrained.