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Well, when it comes to warehouse and logistics space, it seems the uncertainty surrounding our forthcoming departure from the European Union has not had a significant or major impact!
We’ve always viewed warehouse space as an essential and in-demand asset for any business, and now it seems our long-standing beliefs are reaching further afield. According to recent research by property expert Savills, take-up of industrial space has increased by a mind-boggling 731% since 2008 thanks to the boom in online retail – a marketplace seemingly able to keep Brexit uncertainties firmly at arm’s length.
But a lack of available warehouse space has forced many of the UK’s burgeoning e-commerce companies to revisit their strategies when it comes to logistics. Speculative development has reduced by a massive 75% over the past decade, meaning the competition for available warehouse-friendly land has intensified. Moreover, with many UK companies planning to base their operations solely on home soil following Brexit, demand for space looks set to increase even further.
Here at Spaceway, we will be on hand to help these companies maximise use of their existing units, enabling them to put down solid, long-term roots rather than being forced to look at potential moves in a marketplace driven by increased demand and lack of stock.
Our warehouse design and space-saving services can double unit space, by adding mezzanine floors to increase capacity and racking and shelving solutions to make the most of every inch. Many businesses fail to make use of warehouse height with solutions like mezzanine floors – an error when you consider business rates are charged on square footage, meaning height is essentially FREE!
Spaceway’s design and build mezzanine floor service ensure a quick turnaround, too, with prefabrication and installation in kit form. Time is money and, as e-commerce companies expand, the former becomes even more of a precious commodity than the latter.
Spaceway director Dominic O’Brien said: “While Brexit continues to cast a cloud of doubt over the nation, the warehousing and logistics sector is going from strength-to-strength in the face of that uncertainty.
“Spaceway will play a key role as e-commerce companies look to make the best use of their existing units, with many possibly looking to expand their operations in the coming years while faced with the kind of demand for stock usually reserved for domestic housing.
“We’ve long been advocates of making the best use of what you have rather than embarking on a mission to move your operation and I’m certain Spaceway will continue to be at the forefront of solutions for the online retail industry as we move towards Brexit and beyond.”
To find out how Spaceway can help maximise your warehouse space, speak to one of our experienced team today on 0800 085 1022.
Plastimo UK Limited
We are delighted with the finished product. The space has been turned into an exceptional working environment, which will serve us well for years to come
Our project was finished on time and to budget in what was a very short timescale, which is a credit to the team at Spaceway!
It’s no good having just an empty industrial building you need a concept for space, a design, an infrastructure and someone to build it. Designing something like this from scratch with someone who’s willing to invest in your ideas, Spaceway is your perfect partner.
We're very impressed with the Spaceway team and the whole project was installed without fault. We are looking forward to working with the team again.
The project was challenging to say the least with the removal of 280 workstations and fitting of 400 new ones, along with collaboration areas and 400 bespoke lockers over two weekends, but Spaceway managed to complete this along with office refurbishment works on time and to an excellent standard.
The office fit out is superbly finished to the highest standards and beyond our expectations.
The project was designed to meet our specific requirements which included fitting in 20 more additional workstations using the existing space. The design works well and has met our expectations fully, we will continue to use Spaceway, they do a good job.
Thank you to Spaceway for the improvements that have been made to move Bodywise forward. You've done a very good job and we look forward to working with you again.
MD, ALPMA UK
"I’m very pleased how they’ve gone through it all and actioned it and they’ve got good depth of resource, good depth of people, and good skilled people who work well and tightly and good communication. So I’m delighted."
“I was so happy I did not get bothered throughout the extensive works and that a strict timetable was completed flawlessly. Fantastic experience all round.”
Another project well done by Spaceway. As before, we're very pleased with everything from concept through to completion.
We were delighted with the service from Spaceway.
Spaceway worked with us to create the perfect environment for our staff. The completed project was fantastic and utilised the space to provide practical, modern and attractive working surroundings.