An un-named online retailer has secured a 731,000 sq ft mega shed deal at Logistics specialist Verdion’s iPort scheme in Yorkshire.
The facility which will be built on the 300-acre second phase of the iPort logistics hub in Doncaster is set to complete in the Spring of 2020.
iPort spans 800 acres next to the M18 motorway in Doncaster, with capacity for up to 6 million sq ft of logistics space in total. Phase 1 occupiers include Amazon, CEVA, Fellowes and Lidl, with three smaller, speculatively developed units of 195,000 sq ft, 119,060 sq ft and 58,879 sq ft currently ready for occupation.
iPort Phase 2 has capacity for a further 3 million sq ft of developable logistics space, including this first new mega-warehouse. Outline planning is in place, the site access road is complete, all services including access to 52 MVA power are available, and individual building plots are all currently being prepared for immediate development.
The site is also home to iPort Rail, a state-of-the-art rail terminal operated by Verdion. With capacity for the UK’s longest trains and storage for 1500 TEUs on site, the team expects to increase rail services and finalise government Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status later this year, meaning it can offer quicker access to simplified customs procedures on-site post-Brexit.
John Clements, European development director at Verdion, said: “This latest letting reinforces both Doncaster’s position as an e-commerce location of truly national importance and our commitment to successfully delivering high specification logistics space on a very large scale. Launching Phase 2 means we can rapidly bring forward more major build-to-suit opportunities alongside smaller scale speculative developments for occupiers needing speed to market.
Letting agents for iPort are Gent Visick, Colliers International and CBRE. The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) is Verdion’s funding partner.