The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many aspects of our daily lives arguably one of the sectors that has seen the most change is the once un-loved logistic, warehouse and distribution sector. With soaring on-line sales due to the nation being locked down consumers are becoming more aware of how the goods they buy get to their doorsteps.
With supply of prime logistics properties tight it is interesting to look at how some of the design aspects for future logistics projects may have been changed or accelerated by the pandemic. Technology, sustainability, multi-story warehousing and employee wellbeing all appear to key design features of the logistics facilities of the future. The possibility of repurposing now disused multi store retail property or commercial property basements may also play a key role with increased focus on last mile logistics.
Time to think outside the box ... or at least the big shed.