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E-commerce continues to drive warehousing take-up despite Brexit fears

September 04, 2019 / Logistics Manager

E-commerce sector has been driving warehouse take-up in the first half of 2019 according to the latest research from Avison Young. There has been a stronger level of take-up for big sheds during the second quarter of 2019 as requirements have increased following a slow start to the year. Andrew Jackson, principal and managing director, industrial at Avison Young said: “Activity has been particularly dominated by the e-commerce sector, with take-up concentrated along the length of the M1 corridor, with Yorkshire, the East Midlands and the South East accounting for more than 90% of activity.” There has been a wide variation in activity across the regions. During the first half of the year more than 90 per cent of activity was focused in three regions; the East Midlands (38 per cent), London, the South East and East (35 per cent) and Yorkshire and the North East (20 per cent). There was an unusually low level of take-up in the West Midlands, North West and South West regions, ...