Find a small industrial unit to rent

If you’re searching for the perfect industrial unit to suit your business needs, you’ll first need to consider what size you’re looking for. Small industrial units – sometimes referred to as light industrial units – can span from 500 to 5,000 square feet, so whether you want to be efficient with your space or leave room for your space to adapt as your business grows, Industrials can help you find the right size for you. Discover our wide range of small industrial units available in locations across the UK.

Your guide to leasing a small industrial unit

If you’re looking for a small industrial unit to rent for your business, there are a few things to consider when picking the right unit for you. Our guide to leasing a small industrial unit will make sure you’ve reviewed your business requirements before you start your search.


How much can you afford?

First things first, you need to have an idea of what your budget will be. This will allow you to browse a range of small industrial units that are both desirable and achievable. You can find a weekly, monthly and yearly breakdown of costs for all our units online, including or excluding rates and VAT. This way, there will be no surprises. 


Do you need any specific access or usage factors?

You need to know what particular parking, storage and road access you and your business need, so that these can be factored into your search. 


How close do you need to be to road networks or public transport?

Similarly, the location of your small industrial unit should be at the forefront of your mind when considering units. Depending on your business you may want to make the most of local services as well as transportation links.


Does your space need to have room for you to grow?

When you choose your small industrial unit to rent you need to think about your long-term plan too. You should consider whether you need a space that can accommodate growth or expansion. 


Our Smart Lease offers plenty of flexibility when renting one of our smaller industrial units, allowing your space to grow with your business.

Whether you’re looking for a big or small industrial unit, you will need to keep the same things in mind when doing your research. Now you’ve considered your business needs take a look at the small industrial unit available near you.

What is a light industrial unit?

Light industrial units tend to be used by organisations that produce or manufacture end user products and goods. For example, light industrial units are often designed for processes such as manufacturing, packaging, repair and assembly. It’s generally understood that the term light industrial units refers to any work unit with a floorspace of less than 120,000 square feet.

If you’re looking for a light industrial unit specifically, Industrials have plenty of units under 120,000 sq ft suitable for a wide range of uses, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact us on or call 0800 122 3330

Small industrial units vs large industrial units

If you’re a smaller business or start up, it may make more sense to start off with renting a smaller industrial unit, and then expanding into a larger space as your business grows. This will help keep costs down as you’re growing your business. 

If you get to the point of needing a larger space, we can help you find the best fit for your business needs. We have a variety of larger units to choose from. Our Smart Lease has flexible terms, especially when it comes to the lease length, which means your space can grow as your business does.

Why rent a small industrial unit with Industrials?

With Industrials, you can find a small industrial unit suitable for all your business needs. Our spaces are flexible, meaning you can use them to cover a wide range of uses – this includes:

  • industrial or commercial businesses
  • warehousing
  • commercial storage
  • manufacturing
  • retail
  • trade counters

We also offer a choice of two lease types. You can choose a traditional lease, or our Smart Lease which streamlines the legal aspect of securing a warehouse for rent, offering a simple and fast process.

Examples of the benefits of our Smart Lease include:

  • clear and simple T&C’s
  • it can be completed online
  • lease duration ranges from 3 to 5 years
  • no legal fees required
  • all inclusive costs (maintenance charge, insurance and dilapidation cover)
  • lease a warehouse in 1 week
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Small industrial unit FAQs

How much does it cost to rent a small industrial unit?

In general, it is cheaper to rent a smaller unit compared to a bigger unit. That being said, the price of the small industrial unit will depend on your chosen size, location and tenancy agreement. When figuring out what you can afford it’s important to calculate the true cost of your small industrial unit before you sign up to a lease. In addition to the rent, there are several other costs you should consider, including:

  • Rent deposits
  • Business rates
  • VAT
  • Service or maintenance charge
  • Insurance
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Dilapidations
  • Waste and Utilities
  • Capital allowances
  • Fees

For a full list of things to take into account, view our Guide to Leasing.