A 731,000 sq ft e-commerce letting will kick off the 300-acre second phase of the iPort logistics hub in Doncaster.
Verdion say the 3 million sq ft second phase will begin with a 731,000 sq ft letting to an unnamed online retailer. Amazon are already represented in the first phase of the scheme which is close to the M18 motorway. The total scheme will be 6 million sq ft.
The site is also home to iPort Rail, a state-of-the-art rail terminal operated by Verdion. With capacity for the UK’s longest trains and storage for 1500 TEUs on site, the team expects to increase rail services and finalise government Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status later this year, meaning it can offer quicker access to simplified customs procedures on-site post-Brexit.
John Clements, European Development Director at Verdion, said: “iPort is already the UK’s most advanced multimodal logistics hub and it’s now shaping up to become the most successful. This latest letting reinforces both Doncaster’s position as an e-commerce location of truly national importance and our commitment to successfully delivering high specification logistics space on a very large scale."
“Launching Phase 2 means we can rapidly bring forward more major build-to-suit opportunities alongside smaller scale speculative developments for occupiers needing speed to market.
“This new warehouse will be a great boost for the area. But even with more space committed at iPort, the local workforce has ample capacity for the 2.7 million sq ft of logistics space still to come forward, and we’re pleased to be helping to create more employment opportunities both short and longer term.”
Leasing agents for iPort are Gent Visick, Colliers International and CBRE. The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is Verdion’s funding partner.