Wilton Developments has secured detailed planning consent for the first phase of its 3.25 million ft2 Doncaster North scheme at Thorne in South Yorkshire.
With works due to start on site later this year, the first phase is for 2.26 million ft2 of development immediately adjacent to J6 of the M18. Initially delivery will extend to more than 700,000ft2 across six buildings, ranging in size between 21,750ft2 to 284,000ft2.
The site, which will be delivered to a BREEAM Excellent rating and high specification with ESG credentials, will address the trend towards larger units having secured planning for a single unit up to 1.15 million ft2.
CBRE and Knight Frank are appointed agents to market the Doncaster North scheme.
Jason Stowe, Managing Director of Wilton Developments, said: “A huge effort between us, Doncaster Council and our wider stakeholder partners has ensured that we are able to bring forward the first phase of this regionally significant Northern Powerhouse Logistics and Employment site.
Mike Baugh, Executive Director, CBRE Leeds said: “This is splendid news for the region, which is currently suffering with a lack of good quality, well located stock. Doncaster North is also hugely significant for the national logistics market as it is currently the only site in the UK with detailed consent for a single 1m ft2 + unit. We are seeing a continued trends towards larger scale distribution units, particularly from the online retail and 3PL sectors, this is creating a lot of interest in Doncaster North, particularly the 1.15m ft2 opportunity.”
Rebecca Schofield, Partner at Knight Frank added: “Consecutive record-breaking industrial take-up figures achieved over the past two years have left the region with a dearth of available stock; Doncaster North will help to address this supply and demand imbalance by providing occupiers with desperately needed space.”