Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Gazeley’s 100-acre plan for Doncaster

Gazeley and Blue Anchor Leisure have submitted an outline planning application to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council for a 100 acre logistics site at Junction 4 of the M18 motorway next door to the West Moor Park development.

If successful, planning approval will secure the purchase of the site by Gazeley and will create up to 1,700 new jobs for the local community.

The site forms the natural extension to the existing West Moor Park development. Upon completion it is estimated that the total value of the scheme will be approximately £125m.

Nick Cook of Gazeley said: “This is a highly sought-after site which we are keen to add to our growing portfolio. If planning permission is secured, it will represent the second major land acquisition by Gazeley in recent months alone and will further enhance our presence in a key logistics region.

“The application has been submitted after discussions with the community, including consultations with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and Armthorpe Parish Council as well as a public exhibition for local residents.”

Don Morgan, planning director of Gazeley, added: “This major investment will help boost the region’s economy and provide jobs for local people in warehousing, office and managerial positions.

“Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has proposed this location for a strategic employment allocation through public consultation on its Local Development Framework. The development will also facilitate the ultimate completion of the Armthorpe relief road.”

The plans at the site will include a number of environmental measures such as rain water harvesting and recycling, energy efficient lighting, solar panels, low water use appliances and FSC approved timber, all provided as standard fit out by Gazeley.

As well as reducing the environmental impact of the development, Gazeley will seek to ensure that all design concepts will deliver significant annual operating cost savings for all occupiers at the site through reduced energy consumption. Gazeley was advised by Jones Lang LaSalle while DTZ are advising Blue Anchor Leisure.