When discussing proposals for new developments with local planning authorities, Prologis is often asked about the type and number of jobs that its distribution centres will bring to an area. To answer these questions as accurately as possible, we regularly survey our customers and because this data is proving useful more widely within the UK logistics industry, we publish the results.
The first survey was carried out in 2006. Prologis repeated the exercise in 2010 and again in 2014. In 2010, customers provided employment statistics for 28 distribution centres across the country. This survey represented 6,800 employees working in 5.65 million sq. ft. By 2014, the survey data had increased to 8,187 employees and to over 6 million sq. ft.