Fellowes, the office technology business, has signed up as the first occupier at the £500m iPort scheme, Doncaster.The deal with developer Verdion will see the US-business establish its UK headquarters at the South Yorkshire site. They will take a 144,373 sq ft unit.
Fellowes is relocating from its existing building at nearby West Moor Park and is due to move into the new premises in November this year.
The building includes 123,215 sq ft of warehouse space and 21,158 sq ft of office and welfare accommodation. Michel van Beek, President Fellowes EMEA and Asia, said: “This move will offer many advantages including excellent links to the UK rail and road network. It will offer Fellowes the opportunity to create a more modern and efficient workplace supportive to our future business needs and aspirations.”
John Clements, European Development Director of Verdion, said: “Interest in the rest of the scheme is strong and we expect to be able to announce further significant lettings during the course of 2016.” Verdion started the speculative development of the first two units, totalling 350,000 sq ft in August 2015 with completion due in May 2016.
iPort is a 337-acre Strategic Rail Freight Interchange which will deliver over 6 million sq ft of Grade A logistics warehousing linked with Junction 3 of the M18 via the Great Yorkshire Way. Gent Visick, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield are letting agents for iPort.