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The spotlight is shining on Logistics and Industrial as we head towards a post COVID-19, post-Brexit environment. Rapid responses to opportunities are required as the sector reacts to new dynamics. Consumer behaviours have changed, to purchase more and more on-line, impacting on warehousing capacity and increasing automation based distribution. Supply chain management is evolving to put more emphasis on longer term, flexible storage linking in with expanding production facilities within the UK, reducing reliance on that which is provided from overseas. The need for data storage facilities continues to increase.
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Sally Morris-Smith is a real estate partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft, providing specialist legal advice for developers funders and occupiers. She considers the future evolution of final stage delivery to customers.