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UK industrial and logistics shrugs off Brexit concerns to post strong third quarter


The UK’s industrial and logistics market saw a strong third quarter with big box take-up reaching over 6.6m sq ft, according to JLL.

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NAV rises at Urban Logistics


Urban Logistics has released a trading update this morning ahead of reporting its interims next month.

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Europa Worldwide signs for 715,000 sq ft Corby warehouse


Freight forwarder Europa Worldwide has signed a pre-let agreement that will see it move into a purpose built 715,000 sq ft facility at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby.


UK logistics remains ‘resilient’ in third quarter with take-up of industrial space up 15%


The UK logistics market remained resilient in the third quarter of 2019, with take-up of industrial space up 15% compared with the same period last year, according to research from Cushman & Wakefield.

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DSV becomes second major occupier at IM Properties Appleby Magna development


Freight forwarder DSV will join Jaguar Land Rover at IM Properties 238-acre Appleby Magna development in North-west Leicestershire.


Avon Freight Group signs for 94k sq ft at Reddich business park


Avon Freight Group has signed a 15-year lease for 93,720 sq ft at the new five-unit Velocity 42 scheme in Redditch.

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South Central warehouse sold for £15m to Aviva Investors


Peveril Securities and Marchmont Investment Management have sold South Central, a warehouse in Orpington to Aviva Investors for £15m.


Wandsworth Borough Council snaps up two-acre industrial estate at 2.3% yield


Wandsworth Borough Council has purchased an industrial estate in the borough for £28m, reflecting a net initial yield of just 2.3%


Patrizia sells €260m French logistics portfolio to Blackstone


Patrizia has sold a French logistics portfolio to Blackstone for €260m (£231.6m).

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Colony Capital sets out plans to focus on digital investments


Company’s chief executive announces shift in strategy following NorthStar merger and fall in share price

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Custodian REIT buys eight ‘last mile’ distribution units in portfolio deal


UK-based property investor Custodian REIT has purchased a £24.65m portfolio of eight last mile distribution units throughout the country.

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Industrial features & opinion

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  • Kickstart at last for Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway

  • Industrial & Logistics supplement September 2019

  • LDC identifies retail parks ripe for logistics use

  • Why the slowdown in logistics investment is not all bad news

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