The rising warehouse - man and machine

The changing dynamics of occupier demand on warehousing


Type Research

Date 30/05/2019

The last few years have seen a substantial increase in the demand for distribution space across the UK.

More significantly though is the increasingly restricted labour pool in prime areas.

As a result occupiers are placing greater importance on the availability and cost of labour and are now considering locations away from core prime areas.

Whilst it is not expected to be a short-term answer, warehouse automation is increasingly expected to improve efficient utilisation of labour costs and availability.

This report takes a view on how logistics is evolving in the midst of technological change, the effect on its workforce and how this relationship will drive warehouse specification and distribution decisions.