Logistics property provider Onward Holdings Ltd is bracing itself for a stampede of enquiries from businesses frozen out by the Brexit effect after a warehouse unit became available in Yorkshire at its popular Langthwaite Business Park on the edge of South Kirkby, close to the major motorway networks.
Stockpiling food in cold storage facilities in advance of Brexit is exasperating the shortage of available warehouse space in the UK, capacity which was already under pressure due to the growth of the internet retail giants. Onward Holdings is bringing back to the market thousands of square feet for businesses keen to establish a logistics focal point, or storage hub, in the north of England.
A Brexit-beating high-quality facility, Unit 4c at the Langthwaite site can be leased on flexible terms in two areas, one of 40,000sqft and an adjoining unit of 12,000sqft. There is also an office space of 3,590sqft available, with a possible further 5,000sqft of offices immediately adjacent.
Specialising in operating highly competitively priced warehousing and retail parks, family-run Onward Holdings is committed to boosting the logistics and industrial property market to help prevent Britain running out of storage space as the country prepares to leaving the European Union.
Onward Holdings Managing Director, Neil Storey, said: “This prime Yorkshire site has become available in the nick of time. The stockpiling of products and materials to guard against shortages due to Brexit is putting an increasing the strain on available logistics space. We are offering quality warehousing for ambient goods in an ideal location for a supply chain.”
One of the reasons for Langthwaite’s success – it plays host to a wide range of companies, including Cato Academy, DBL Transport, Training for Logistics and Allen Fabrication – is the site’s proximity to the nation’s transport infrastructure.
Located just a short distance to the M62 and A1M motorways, Langthwaite is also within easy reach of the rail network, Doncaster Airport and the great container ports of the north, including the state-of-the-art docks at Immingham, the UK’s largest.
The superb facility has 5.5m eaves, boasting three raised loading doors and two surface loading doors, while a yard to either side of the building will allow the warehouse to be split into separate areas or give greater operational flexibility to the whole unit.
There has been significant investment in security measures at the business park meaning the site is suitable for both ordinary and high-risk products. In keeping with Onward Holdings’ zero crime tolerance strategy, Unit 4c has fully palisade fencing and security gates.
With Brexit looming on the horizon and the .com retail bubble showing no signs of bursting, high quality warehousing space of this quality is already at a premium, with the potential for another rush on the logistics market in the UK by companies seeking to mitigate any extra cost or problems that might arise from having their warehouses in any of the EU member nations.
The availability of South Kirkby is an ideal opportunity for businesses looking to establish a base in the north of England to get ahead of the game post Brexit and secure valuable warehousing space on flexible terms.
Onward Holdings also owns purpose-built sites in Featherstone, Castleford, Normanton and Scunthorpe offering a range of logistics options to suit most budgets, together with additional value-added warehouse services. The different facilities that Onward Holdings offers can alleviate the shortage of individual units and help companies gain a vital foothold in the northern supply chain.