Demand for East Midlands warehousing set to accelerate

Demand for warehouse capacity in the East Midlands is set to accelerate due to the impact of the pandemic according to Andrew Knight, Dean of Nottingham Trent University School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment.

Speaking at a logistics awards ceremony, Andrew Knight said online retailers, buoyed by a doubling of sales during lockdown, are set to build more hubs in the region thanks to its central location and its proximity to the national motorway network.

“Distribution warehousing has enjoyed several good years on the back on click and collect, but this is likely to have been accelerated by Covid-19. The likes of Amazon continue to hoover-up logistics warehousing and smaller local ‘last-mile’ delivery sites,” said Andrew Knight.