Prime headline rental cost of warehouse space in selected European cities H1 2020

This statistic displays the prime headline costs of warehouse rent across European cities as of the first half of 2020 in euros, per square meter per month. In this case, according to the source, prime warehouse locations have been categorized as spaces that are deemed to be at the top open-market tier of rent up to three thousand square meters. The warehouse rents included spaces that are of grade A quality in the best locations in the market, with up to 15 percent of the space dedicated to offices and between 6 and 10-meter ceiling height.

Heathrow soars in price

Due to its central location and capabilities of worldwide distribution, warehouse space in the London Heathrow area had the highest monthly price at 16.2 euros per square meter, as of the first half of 2020. At the other end of the table was the Polish city of Łódź with prime headline rents of 3.1 euros per square meter per month.

UK prime warehouse rents

The price per square foot of smaller industrial warehousing was more expensive than that of larger warehousing. Other factors that could affect pricing included location, proximity to major road systems, key population areas, price of developing land and staff costs. Prices for prime small shed real estate in the United Kingdom (excluding London) as of the second half of 2019 varied from 15 British pounds in Borehamwood to five British pounds in Middlesborough. Inside of London, prime rental costs can reach as much as 20 British pounds per square foot.

Prime headline rents of warehouses in selected European cities as of 1st half of 2020 (in euros per square meter per month)*

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Survey time period

1st half 2020

Supplementary notes

The source added the following definitions "The Prime Warehouse Headline Rent represents the top open-market tier of rent that could be expected for a unit of standard size commensurate with demand for units up to 3,000 sq m, of the highest quality and specification (Grade A) in the best location in the market at the survey date. Warehouse Units would typically be 1,000 sq m- 2,999 sq m with up to 15% office space, the balance being general warehousing/logistics/distribution space with at least 6 to 10 meter ceiling heights."

* Currency Rates (30/06/2019 - ECB):
1 EUR = 0.86 GBP (United Kingdom),
10.43 SEK (Sweden), 9.66 NOK (Norway)
7.46 DKK (Denmark), 1.12 USD (Egypt, Georgia, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine)

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