Logistics company takes extra space at iPort

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Global logistics company Woodland Group has taken another warehouse at Verdion’s 6 million ft2 iPort scheme in South Yorkshire.

Woodland Group has taken the 130,458ft2 warehouse, known as Unit iP1b, on a 10 year lease. The facility will be fully operational from this week onwards. It is the second building it has taken at iPort following a decision to take a 195,000ft2 fulfilment and distribution warehouse in February last year. Woodland Group also benefits from iPort’s on-site multimodal freight terminal, iPort Rail, as part of their carbon-conscious solution offering, even launching a dedicated new rail service through iPort Rail for its onsite clients.

Luke Fermor, Global Head of Fulfilment, Woodland Group, said: “The Woodland fulfilment business is seeing large growth. The second facility on the iPort estate will allow us to continue to expand our services out of Doncaster. This new dedicated e-commerce facility gives us the ability to store over 15,000 pallets and 12,000 pick locations all being managed by our state-of-the-art, in-house built WMS. This facility will further drive our aim to deliver sustainable supply chains, and we have extensive plans in place to make it our flagship for sustainable development.”

iP1b is the second of four warehouses completing in 2022 as part of a speculative development programme being undertaken by Verdion. iP2f comprises 174,380ft2 and is available for occupation. iP1a comprises 116,000 ft2 and completes in June and the largest, iP10, comprises 260,000ft2 and completes in August. All are designed to EPC A rating and BREEAM Very Good.

The park’s remaining 1.7 million ft2 includes capacity for specialist buildings of up to 800,000 ft2 alongside this speculative space.

CBRE advised Verdion. Knight Frank acted for Woodland Group. Gent Visick, CBRE and Colliers are the retained leasing agents for iPort.

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