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Logistics: Insight into the industry

The logistics sector is experiencing significant growth, investment and evolution, and the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined its critical importance as “essential infrastructure”.

The demand for logistics will rise steeply as online retailing increases and as “localisation” and “nearshoring” occur following Brexit. The sector’s role must be better reflected through national planning policy, guidance and regional and local recovery plans to harness its full potential.

Work we have undertaken on behalf of Tritax Symmetry and the BPF (Delivering the Goods in 2020) demonstrates that logistics has huge potential to contribute to economic recovery.

We are the leading consultant in the sector, working with national and regional developers across the UK and Ireland to secure planning permissions for high quality and innovative developments, as well as providing leading advice on green and sustainable growth, economic assessments and social value initiatives. We pride ourselves on thought leadership to help support the industry and public sector in developing progressive planning, economic and environmental policy.

Our planning expertise is complemented by related specialisms that can be provided together or individually.


Our Sustainability team is working with high profile clients to maximise sustainability benefits, providing market leading advice on the roll out of Net Zero Carbon logistics, in accordance with the UK Green Building Council Net Zero Framework. We are helping developers future proof buildings for the transition, including Life Cycle Assessments to assess and reduce embodied carbon which can contribute to over 50% of a logistics building’s lifetime emissions.  

We are advising:

  • IM Properties Plc on low carbon developments at Peddimore and Mercia Park (targeting BREEAM “Outstanding”)
  • PLP on their first Net Zero ready building at Smithywood, Sheffield
  • Prologis who are delivering net zero carbon development through contributions to the Cool Earth Project


To keep our clients up to date, our team of experienced consultants regularly produce industry research based on national data sets and Government guidance. Our research is used by our clients as well as industry bodies to demonstrate the importance of positive planning for logistics at both local and national Government levels. Our published research includes:

We are experienced in undertaking employment land analysis and advising on market demand for logistics space in different geographies, as well as demonstrating the economic impact and social value of schemes as part of planning applications and site bids.

This showcase features our latest insight and broad experience in the logistics sector. For more information please contact Matthew Fox.

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Logistics insights and our track record