If you were not familiar with Doncaster or the South Yorkshire region as a whole you would be amazed by the incredible transformation-taking place. Major projects and business developments are delivering an exciting mix of new era investment, vitality and success.
The most significant development for Doncaster and the region is the new Robin Hood Airport. Located in the heart of England, it offers passengers a whole new range of travel options.
The £80M development, owned and operated by Peel Airports, is one of Yorkshire’s largest investment projects. With its 70 acres of development land, it will offer much needed aviation-related investment opportunities.
Doncaster’s airport has also just taken on one of the world’s largest providers of ground handling services, operating at 150 locations in 31 countries. Servisair / Globeground will cover passenger handling, ramp and baggage handling along with the maintenance of all the ground service equipment.
Robin Hood Airport, named after the internationally well-known character, will have a capacity for 2.3 million passengers and 50,000 tonnes of freight. The first flights, operated by holiday airline giant Thomson, are scheduled for take off next March and Spain, France and Italy are just some of the 18 popular destinations that will be available.
Another fundamental project for the town is ‘Doncaster Education City’. Also known as ‘DEC’ this project is one of the most exciting education and training initiatives ever seen in the UK.
DEC will bring up to £90M into Doncaster, linking schools, training providers, further and university level education to business and the wider community. Business will also thrive within the development with 50,127sq m (539,000sq ft) of floor space created largely for offices situated around a water-based location right near the heart of the town.
Completion is on schedule for the end of April 2006, ready for the first term in September of that year.
Things are really changing for Doncaster, and indeed the Yorkshire region as a whole. Business parks are fast changing the landscape and are now providing a regional home for