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Amazon took 17% of 2017 warehousing
Amazon took 8.5m sq ft of new logistics floorspace in 2016, according to new data from Gerald Eve. The online retailer accounted for 17% of the entire big box warehouse market, which achieved a record-breaking take-up of 50.6m sq ft during 2016. The most active bricks-and-mortar retailer was supermarket chain Lidl, who signed up for 1.54m sq ft in the final quarter alone. The last three months of 2016 were the busiest ever, with total take up of 13.9m sq ft. As 2017 dawned, t