Drop in shed space

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The total available supply of industrial and logistics floor space dropped 0.6 per cent on September 2011 to stand at 333.1 million sq ft, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest UK Industrial Research published this month.

At the end of March 2012 only 14 per cent available space was in new or refurbished units a grand total of some

In Q1 2012 industrial and logistics take-up in mainland UK totalled 17.7 million sq ft, 24 per cent lower than recorded in Q4 2011, while take-up involving units from 1,000 to 99,999 sq ft (14.3 million sq ft) fell by 23 per cent. T

he reduction in take-up is partly attributable to a lack of quality choice in some markets, with some companies putting off decisions to take space rather than take poor quality stock.

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