When a company is searching for a warehouse to rent, it should identify minimal requirements for the premise, such as technical specifications, location, storage conditions, and budget.
It’s not always appropriate to consider only warehouses of high classes. The premise to store goods should meet business needs. Thus, for example, to store wooden goods, you need only to consider optimal humidity conditions in a warehouse.
Most entrepreneurs choose C-class warehouses to lease, as it’s the best option by renting price and storage conditions.
According to the classification by Knight Frank brokerage agency, class C warehouses are min-term. They are inferior in class A and B storage facilities.
By definition of the brokerage agency, class C warehouse is a storage facility which has been constructed for productive activities. It also can be a heat-insulated hangar. As can be seen from the definition, type C warehouses were constructed without taking into warehousing logistics considerations. Later the facilities were just upgraded.
Class C warehouses have one or several floors. According to the classification by Knight Frank brokerage agency, in the second case, the facilities must be equipped with service elevators or lifts. It’s an important option, as you can organize better conditions in your warehouse.
You should take time off to find the best class C option, as requirements for such storage facilities are unfocused. So, you can find a warehouse with bad storage conditions or just choose more carefully. Then, there is a great chance to find a well-equipped option with exact specifications.
Despite all warehouse classifications being formal, it’s a great tool to put a value on storage facilities requirements. Moreover, market players can better understand for what purposes a warehouse can be used.
As class C warehouses are used to store goods in unstrict storage conditions, brokerage agencies impose minimal requirements for such types of premises.
Compulsory technical specifications requirements for class C warehouses are below:
Despite brokerage agencies don’t imposing requirements for class C warehouses floor loading, it’s better to choose options with the highest workload. So, you can store heavy freights and even use warehousing equipment.
Also, there are non-mandatory, but desirable requirements for class C warehouses:
As you can see from the requirements list, if you find a well-equipped class C warehouse, you’ll ensure optimal storage conditions by good price.
It should be noticed, there are no special requirements for a warehouse location in the classification by Knight Frank. The location is an important option you need to consider. By renting a warehouse near highways, you’ll get benefits in transportation expenses decreasing.
In fact, Ukrainian brokerage agencies don’t provide class C warehouses analytics. They track only statistics for warehouses of high classes, such A+, A, B+, B. However, there are a lot of class C warehouses in Ukraine. To compare, there are about 1,8 millions square meters of class A+, A, B+ warehouses, and about 3,6 millions square meters of C class warehouses.
High class storage facilities are prefered by logistics providers, large retailers, and other enterprises, and class C warehouses are in great demand among SMBs. Also, it’s a great option for temporary storage.
Brokerage agencies don’t provide information about class C warehouses renting rates. However, according to WareTeka’s statistics, the cost for such storage facilities strongly depends on location. For example, the cost is about 30 UAH per square meter in small Ukrainian settlements, and from 60 UAH in large industrial centers. The highest price for class C warehouses is in Kyiv. It’s about 80 UAH per square meter.
Generally, in logistics real estate market, renting rates strongly depend on class of storage facilities, but there are other options to form the final cost:
It should be noted most landlords set the warehouse rental cost per one square meter. Moreover, they can provide partially leasing options. So, if you need to store large amounts of goods, you have to rent more storage space, so the final price will be higher.
You should take time off to find a class C warehouse with good storage capacity and technical equipment. So, Wareteka is here to help you. We provide you with well-designed tools to quickly find a storage facility that meets your business requirements.
More than 300 class C warehouses are available on the platform for now. So just find a suitable storage service.