London Plan: moving on up

Silvertown, London

High occupier demand and a lack of industrial land in London have put multi-storey sheds on the agenda.

The multi-storey warehouse is a well-established element of the urban fabric in cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore where land is too valuable to allow the sprawling single-storey sheds that are such a feature around the UK’s arterial roads. Perhaps the most famous example is a 28-storey Goodman warehouse in Shanghai, which is fully accessible by heavy-goods vehicles all the way up to the 13th floor.

Like the megacities of the Far East, London has a scarcity of land. So could the UK capital follow Asia and become home to a multitude of multi-storey sheds?

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