Verdion has let two logistics units, totalling 1,315,600 sq ft (122,219 sq m), to a global retailer at iPort, the £500 million multi-modal logistics development in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
The occupier has taken a pre-let of a 1,100,000 sq ft (102,190 sq m) warehouse located in first phase of the 6 million sq ft logistics scheme, plus a new lease on a speculatively built unit, known as IP2a, which comprises a 215,600 sq ft (20,029 sq m) logistics facility with a 10,000 sq ft (929 sq m) two-storey office.
Michael Hughes, CEO of Verdion, comments: “We are very pleased to announce these extremely significant new lettings at iPort. They represent an excellent commercial investment for Verdion and will bring numerous jobs to the Doncaster-Sheffield region. iPort has been some years in the making, bringing together an industry-leading logistics offer in the heart of the UK. For this occupier to take not one, but two buildings at iPort truly is the icing on the cake.”
iPort is a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) which will deliver over 6 million sq ft (570,000 sq m) 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 (4,645 sq m) to 1.2 million sq ft (111,480 sq m).
Verdion is developing iPort on a 337 acre (136 hectare) 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..