A guide for people embarking on a warehouse move
As of July 2016 there was 13.9 million sq. ft. of Grade A ‘Big Box’ (over 100,000 sq. ft.) sites available in the UK and a further 4.6 million sq. ft. under construction. Whilst this may sound like a lot of space, 10.2 million sq. ft. was taken up by occupiers in the first half of 2016, with retailers accounting for majority for this take up. It is therefore becoming increasingly likely that if you have a requirement to move to larger premises, a design and build solution will need to be considered. The move to a new warehouse is a significant project, requiring detailed planning, strong controls and involving a wide range of stakeholders. This document sets out some of the Dos and Don’ts of moving warehouse.