Big Box Bulletin
A review of occupier and investment activity in the UK big shed market.
The first quarter of 2022 has been somewhat muted for take-up of Grade-A Big Box space, totalling only 4.3 million sq ft, significantly lower than last years’ record Q1 take-up levels of 13.5 million sq ft and 40% lower than the five-year Q1 average of 7.4 million sq ft.
Investment volumes for distribution and industrial assets during the first quarter of 2022 totalled £1.9 billion. This was 8% down on the comparative period in 2021 and just 3% down on the five-year quarterly average.