Companies from retail, eCommerce, FMCG, pharma and electronics domains often work with sensitive storage conditions goods. Warehouses are fitted with specialized equipment in order for goods to fall into the hands of a consumer and retain their original qualities. The most upgraded facilities, the higher their class.
If you need to ensure convenient cargo storage conditions, rent a class A warehouse.
Brokerage agencies and experts in the warehousing logistics market prefer to group all warehouses by classes. Thus, a tenant can estimate proposals and figure out what facility will fit business needs.
There are several warehouse classifications by classes. However, methodology by brokerage agency Knight Frank is the most common. The classification creators focused on equipment and technical specifications of warehouse properties. The location isn’t the main option.
According to Knight Frank’s classification, there are 6 warehouse classes. It’s A+, A, B+, B, C, D. In the article we’ve talked about class A warehouses in detail.
Class A warehouse is a modern premise that was built specifically to store goods. These facilities always have only 1 floor. There is no need in lifts as warehouse workers can easily move freight from one point to another. The build-up area of class A warehouses is about 40-45%. As a rule, premises have a rectangular shape. Class A warehouses are covered with sandwich-structured composite. As these facilities greatly keep warm, a tenant could save electricity to heat rooms in the winter. Light metalware is the main building material.
Class A warehouses are located near the main highways. So, when a company rents the facility, it saves transportation costs. The main difference between class A and A+ warehouses is requirements for minimum ceiling heights, length with column spaces, number of dock doors.
The brokerage agency Knight Frank has such requirements for class A warehouses:
Moreover, railway lines could go along class A warehouses. It’s optional, but it could make work easier.
Class A warehouses make work with freights the simplest and the safest thanks to the special equipment:
There are Access Control Systems in some class A warehouses. It helps to track when personnel go to work and to monitor that no strangers enter a warehouse. It should be noted, the presence of the AC system is optional for class A warehouses.
In the Ukrainian commercial real estate market class A warehouses are in huge demand. This is due to eCommerce domain growth. As known, online stores need modern warehouses, as they store goods in large amounts and can’t place part of the products on market shelves.
According to information from brokerage agencies Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE, in Ukraine, the total storage space of classes A+, A, and B+ warehouses is approximately 1.8 millions square meters. The figures are huge, but in fact Ukrainian business faces strong shortage of upgraded facilities. Supply can’t meet demand.
In Kyiv, the most class A warehouses are located near Brovary. It’s a strategic advance, as the city is located near the capital. The main highways go along here.
According to the latest research of brokerage agency CBRE, rental rates for class A warehouses are near 133-159 UAH per square meter. However, the premise type should be noted. For example, class A warehouse for cold storage would be more costly. At the moment, rental rates for this type of facility are among 280-350 UAH per square meter.
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