Industrial workspace is light years behind the brand savvy approach used for office and retail developments. Tenants now demand much higher quality space and a real brand story for the development. ”

Andrew Sissons

Head of Industrial Agency at CFC

A new industrial revolution

London has a rich tradition of makers and industrialists and this is growing rapidly in the new economy as a dynamic new group of entrepreneurs and industrialists manufacture the goods and services that Londoners need. Industrial workspace is light years behind the brand savvy approach used for office and retail accommodation. Tenants now demand much higher quality space and a real brand story for the development.

Many areas and Boroughs have lost all of their purpose built manufacturing and light industrial space over the last 20 years. This has had a major impact on the types of employment and jobs available within local communities and the business community and eco-system within areas. Light industrial space provides a broad range of employment for people and provides vital support to London’s supply chain.

We are seeing strong growth in industrial requirements from the new economy sectors especially in craft and making sectors such as brewing, food and drink and making especially in furniture, fashion and design. There is also strong growth in more traditional industrial and distribution uses such as last mile logistics and distribution, trade counters and storage.

Developers and landlords

We have a client base of hundreds of London based businesses both big and small looking for high quality industrial space in urban locations across London. We are involved in helping lots of developers to design and plan schemes and currently working on several schemes with the professional team to devise the commercial component of the scheme using our experience of working with and negotiating with local authorities to secure high quality planning permissions.

CFC alongside architects and specialist industrial designers are creating new formats of industrial buildings that suit the dynamic changes in London’s industrial market. Enabling light industrial to become part of mixed-use developments is critical to ensuring space can continue to be provided in Inner London.

We are helping to curate and position Industrial locations and targeting the right kind of complimentary tenants and users. Our new products are designed to redefine light industrial space and use a smaller footprint to provide increased floorspace or to incorporate certain sectors of industrial into wider mixed-use developments.

Tenant requirements

CFC supports businesses looking for space or requiring representation to help renegotiate leases on existing buildings. We can help to provide a relocation strategy if you need to move location and help to negotiate new leases and provide a seamless service so you can focus on running your business knowing you have an experienced and professional organization looking after your requirements.

If you’d like to find out more please get in touch with Andrew Sissons on 020 2316 3913 or email andrew@cfcommercial.co.uk

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