Whether you want to expand your company now by leasing or buying storage space: investing in storage space opens up various possibilities for your company. The extra space will allow your company to keep growing. In your search for a suitable warehouse, however, it is important to consider the purpose for which the space will be used. Depending on your business activities, the storage space must be equipped with a number of facilities!
When looking for a suitable warehouse or the ideal storage space, you should first of all consider the product that will be stored in it. Calculate not only the available surface area and the height of the ceiling, but also, for example, the width of the corridors if forklift trucks are to be used for handling. If you store heavy goods such as metal, the floor must have an adequate bearing capacity. A storage space where dangerous ADR goods will be stored must have liquid-proof floors and other characteristics, to prevent seepage of spills into the ground.
Storage spaces for intangible goods, such as today's data centers, must be equipped with mechanical cooling systems, power supplies of different manufacturers, be dust-free, and be adequately equipped with security systems.
Be sure to bear in mind that certain goods require specific facilities. When using lift trucks, for example, proper lighting is essential to prevent accidents. In general, water sprinklers must be used in the presence of combustible materials, but avoided for the storage of electronic equipment. However, this must be examined on a case-by-case basis because a sprinkler system also has an impact on the insurance premium. Will there be people working in the storage space? The building must then be sufficiently insulated and an air-conditioning system will have to be installed.
Ex-post insulation of a storage space may be expensive, so preference should be given to already insulated warehouses.
A storage space often also serves as a logistics collection or distribution point. A good location is therefore invaluable. For goods that are frequently transported to and from the storage space, the latter should be located in the vicinity of the most commonly used transport channel, e.g. near a motorway entrance ramp, railway station, or port.
You can trust your real estate agent, Oreon Properties, to find a storage space that meets all your specific requirements. Every building is as strong as its foundation so we make time to listen to your specific needs and wishes, and then look for a storage space that meets the specified criteria. We can also advise real estate investors on premises and locations for which there is the most demand, enabling you to quickly find a tenant for your property.
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