Mezzanines: The Answer to the Northern Warehouse Crisisdoitydev
A challenge for any growing business is finding enough space to accommodate their needs. Add in the continued supply chain delays causing businesses to hold more stock, and you have a perfect recipe for a warehousing crisis. Savills, a leading UK commercial property agent, reported “chronically low levels” of good quality warehouse space in January 2023. The squeeze is being felt the most in the North of England, where 70% of last year’s transactions were classed as ‘build-to-suit’. However, with warehouse space at such a premium, there is a solution that many businesses are turning to: installing a mezzanine.
As a leading mezzanine floor specialist in the North of England, we at Doity have seen firsthand how businesses can make the most of their existing premises without having to move to a larger building or invest in expensive new construction.
One of the key benefits of a mezzanine is that it can be customised to meet the specific needs of the business. For example, a company that needs more storage space can install a mezzanine with high weight capacity, while a business that wants to create more office space can opt for a mezzanine with soundproofing and other features that improve the working environment. The space is completely adaptable and our specialist design and installation team take the time during a free site survey to understand the exact requirements before they begin a design.
Another advantage of a mezzanine is that it can be installed relatively quickly and with minimal disruption to the business. In fact, Doity’s unique modular mezzanine system, Revlok, can cut installation time down by up to 50%. This means that companies can start making the most of their new, bespoke space sooner rather than later, without having to put their operations on hold for an extended period of time.
Overall, installing a mezzanine is a smart solution for businesses that are struggling with a shortage of industrial space. At the very least, a mezzanine is a sound investment that can help delay a site relocation, allowing businesses to grow more sustainably. If your business is in need of more usable space, get in touch and we will talk you through the process. We can even arrange a free, no-obligation site survey for businesses throughout the UK.