Warehouse to Rent London

For many businesses across different industries in the UK, renting a warehouse is necessary for efficient supply chains. Trends state that companies have become more hesitant in committing large amounts of capital to managing properties, which lead to the popularity of renting over buying.

If you are looking for a commercial property to rent, a warehouse rental in London can be your way to go. At Dohertybaines, we specialise in leasing, development and sale of industrial and distribution property in the UK with a portfolio of a diverse range of occupiers.

We have over 20 years of experience in commercial deals covering the London area. If you are interested in exploring why you should look for a warehouse to rent in London, keep on reading our guide. 

Why do you need a warehouse to rent in London?

When you are on the hunt for a new warehouse for your business, opting for renting a warehouse in London is the optimal choice because its home to the many multinational businesses. Its opportune location and advanced transport opportunities grant London the status of being a great hub within industrial warehouse locations.

At Dohertybaines, we pride ourselves on understanding the industrial property market. This knowledge ensures that you get the best advice and assistance before choosing a warehouse to rent in London. The areas we cover in London are Heathrow, Enfield and Park Royal - considered as the capital’s most important and opportune industrial areas.

Specialising in warehouses to rent in London gave us the opportunity to achieve a comprehensive portfolio of clients including investors and occupiers. Constantly being involved in both sides of the deals, we guarantee that we have the ability to help you get the best deal according to your requirements. Whether you need a warehouse to rent in London for your business’s manufacturing, research and development or distribution, our team is here to provide you with options in line with your precise space utilisation needs.

                                           aerial of warehouse park in London

                                           Lee Park warehouse distribution centre in Enfield, London

                                           Interior of a warehouse for rent in London

Some of the key advantages of choosing London as the location of your new company warehouse:

Logistics Network

Whether the predominant mode of transportation of your goods is rail, truck or even air; London offers you the most comprehensive options. The three main industrial areas of London all benefit from opportunistic transport connections:

  • Park Royal is located approximately 13km (8 miles) west of Central London, with the A406 North Circular Road linking to J1 of the M1 8km (5 miles) to the north-east, and the A40 Western Avenue providing access to J16 of the M25 and J1 of the M40, 19km (12 miles) to the west.
  • Enfield’s strategic position makes it very well placed to service London via the A10 and A406 and also has excellent access to the national motorway network via the M25 to the M11, A1 (M) and M1.
  • Heathrow on the other hand, thanks to London Heathrow Airport provides a crucial connection for business to emerging regions and Heathrow Cargo Terminal provides the connection to global markets for British exporters.

Job Market

  • It is important to understand the job availability in the area for your new warehouse to ensure your business’s operations flow efficiently. Choosing to rent a warehouse in London has a great benefit in terms of the available labour force. Heathrow alone attracts over 80,000 jobs.

Suitability for Growth

  • The warehouse you will choose to rent has to accommodate your future growth expectations. As your business grows, expansion into your current location will cut costs. The majority of the warehouses for rent in London are able to provide you with the flexibility you need in terms of capacity as your business develops.

Characteristics to Check before Renting a Warehouse

Once you have decided on which part of London you want to base your warehouse and the budget to go forward with, it is time to consider other factors that ensure you get the best for your money’s worth. Here is a checklist of essential factors to consider before you commit. 

  • Maximum space should be allocated to operational storage unit areas. The remaining space should be allocated to support operations such as offices and working areas
  • Consider floor load limitations
  • An optimal warehouse will be old enough to prove its stability and modern enough to handle all the latest technology
  • Inspect available staging facilities including handling equipment
  • Ensure the location of truck access points and doors are in favour of time-efficient operations
  • Check for any telecommunication issues and available technology
  • All incoming vehicles should be screened, employees should have ID badges and CCTV coverage should be present across the entire facility
  • To ensure safe and efficient operations, there should be a sufficient amount of lighting across the building. Gas, electric and fuel lines should be regularly controlled and be well-protected
  • A sufficient number of portable fire extinguishers should be present across the facility and an automatic sprinkler system should be located across the warehouse, offices and loading desks. Warehouse staff should be trained for fire safety

Dohertybaines: Why Choose Us?

The process of choosing a warehouse to rent can be lengthy and involve many small details which are hard to cover on your own. At Dohertybaines, we have over 60 years of experience in providing comprehensive advice on development, sale, acquisition and leasing industrial properties in the UK, covering warehouses to rent in London. We have a track record of dealing with diverse business needs across various industries.

The key for us is to develop long term relationships while understanding where your business is heading towards and aiding to get you there fast. If you are currently looking for a warehouse to rent in London and surroundings, give us a call on +44 (0) 20 7355 3033 – we would be happy to discuss any industrial property requirements for your business.

David O'Donovan


Ned Langlands Pearse