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Midlands Developers Pivot To Mid-Box Warehousing

Burton Gateway

Midlands developers are pivoting toward mid-box warehousing amidst growing concern about a deepening shortage of small logistics units near urban areas.

Two announcements show the trend.

St. Modwen is speculatively developing three mid-box units of 54K SF, 40K SF and 25K SF at the 1M SF Burton Gateway scheme.

Work on-site is expected to start in February, with completion in autumn. 

Joint agents on the 280-acre site close to the A38 are Knight Frank and Savills.

In a separate move, Commercial Estates Group, the Yorkshire-based developer, has announced an 80K SF, five-unit first phase at the £32M Vaughan Trading Estate, Tipton.

The 28-acre development will eventually total 500K SF.

Work on the first phase is due to finish later this year. CBRE and Bulleys are letting agents.