Mega warehouses are popping up in the UK to cater to the online shopping boom

Mega warehouses are popping up in the UK to cater to the online shopping boom


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Mega warehouses are being built to accommodate the UK's online shopping boom

Mega warehouses are being built to accommodate the UK’s online shopping boom

Mega warehouses are being built to cater to the online shopping boom in the UK. Last year, 49 “super barns” were built with an area equivalent to 191 football fields, or 14.7 m square feet, according to Altus Group.

The property consultant said this was close to retail space that was lost when 600 Debenhams and Arcadia stores closed following their collapse. The pandemic accelerated the shift to online shopping, with online purchases rising from a fifth to nearly 28 percent in July, forcing companies to battle for warehouse space.

The warehouses, all larger than 85,000 square meters, are mainly located in the ‘Golden Triangle’ area of ​​the East Midlands, which has cheaper rents and motorway connections.

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