There are various types of industrial spaces available in the market. As for warehouse or factory units closer to the loading and unloading bay, they tend to be taken up quicker. So why are these units usually already occupied and why do the owner or tenants rarely ever move out?
The shorter the distance to the loading & unloading bay, the more convenient it is when it comes to loading and unloading of goods or products. Time taken to do loading and unloading is also shorter as compared to units further away from the loading and unloading bay.
By being closer to the loading bay, productivity also increases as more goods or products can be loaded or unloaded in a shorter amount of time.
In terms of industrial properties such as warehouses and factories, units closer to the loading and unloading bay are considered premium units. Unlike residential properties, where higher floor units are usually considered premium units, ground floor and units closer to the loading and unloading bays are considered as premium units when it comes to industrial properties.
Because these units are located closer to the loading and unloading bays, staff will be required to do less work due to the shorter distance resulting in time savings and reduction in terms of cost of labour as less man hours will be required.
Value for Money
Due to less work and less time required to do loading and unloading, units closer to the loading and unloading bay are usually more value for money although the rental rates may be higher. This may be true especially for businesses and companies with higher frequency of products or goods entering or leaving the industrial space as less time is needed for loading or unloading and more time can be spent on other more important money making opportunities.