Monday 9th Dec 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Doncaster Council gives go ahead for major logistics park and advanced manufacturing hub

Doncaster Council has approved plans for a 3.5 million sq ft advanced manufacturing and logistics development located at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, (DSA).

DSA is one of the largest strategic development zones in the Yorkshire region, owned and managed by regeneration business, Peel L&P.

The approval is subject to a S106 agreement and finalising Highways conditions. The scheme will create around 4,300 jobs and deliver up to 3.5 million sq ft of high-quality, state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and logistics floorspace.

The DSA location is already highly accessible by road and air and will become even more accessible under plans to deliver rail connectivity with a direct connection to and from the nearby East Coast Mainline, bringing a passenger station, together with a rail freight terminal immediately adjacent to the site manufacturing and logistics site.

Gareth Finch, planning director for investment property and airports at Peel L&P, said: “This decision from Doncaster Council is crucial as the development will unlock delivery of an innovation cluster alongside strategic logistics facilities. We’re pleased to see this support for our vision to create a truly multi-modal location, bringing substantial numbers of permanent jobs in high value sectors adding significantly to Sheffield City Region’s economic productivity.”

The proposed development platforms will allow floorplates of any size up to well in excess of a million square feet.

Retained agents on the development are Colliers, JLL and CPP.

By Liza Helps