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UK Logistics & Industrial Regional Outlook Summer 2019

Gordon Reynolds

Gordon Reynolds

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Our latest UK Logistics & Industrial Regional Outlook shows that  take-up rose by 9% year on year in Q2 to return to its long-term average for H1.

Geographically, performance varied quite significantly, with the East Midlands and London/South East/East continuing to see a good rate of transactions, while the North West, Wales and South West had a slower start to the year.

Nationally, availability rose by 8% year on year  to 63.8 million square feet, but that didn’t prevent rent from rising further (+ 3.2% in the 12 months to June).

While the flow of new enquiries slowed in Q2, the level of existing requirements is such that we expect take-up to bounce-back in H2 assuming Brexit is resolved later this year.

Key headlines include:

  • 15.3 million square feet transacted in H1, just below the 10-year average of 15.7 million sq ft for the period 
  • 62 highest number of deals over a quarter since Q1 2015
  • 31% take-up share of 3PLs, the most active occupiers in H1

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