Saturday 10th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

First speculative warehouse at iPort let

US manufacturer Fellowes has taken a 144,373 sq ft speculative warehouse at Verdion’s £500 million multi-modal iPort development in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Fellowes, the global manufacturer and marketer of air purification machines, office business machines, record storage, office health and comfort solutions, office and mobile technology accessories, has taken IP2b, one of the new speculatively built units at iPort, as its new UK headquarters and EU shared service building.

IP2b comprises 123,215 sq ft of warehouse space and 21,158 sq ft of office and welfare accommodation. 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.

John Clements, European Development Director of Verdion, comments: “Our confidence to commence the speculative development programme has been endorsed by this letting to such a highly regarded, international operator.

“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 Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) which will deliver over 6 million sq ft of Grade A logistics warehousing linked with a high specification rail freight intermodal container facility providing rail freight services with continental gauge clearance to all major UK ports and the Channel Tunnel. The scheme offers design and build warehouse/logistics units from 50,000 to 1.2 million sq ft.

Verdion is developing iPort on a 337 acre site in Rossington, Doncaster. The site is linked with Junction 3 of the M18 via the Great Yorkshire Way which opened in February 2016.

Gent Visick, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield are letting agents for iPort.