Property developer Verdion has let the second phase of its iPort logistics hub in Doncaster to an unnamed online retailer
Set for completion in the second quarter of 2020, the new mega-warehouse (731,000sq ft/67,912sq m) will be the first building on the 300 acre second phase in the southern part of the development and includes landscaping and environmental buffer zones.
iPort has capacity for up to 6 million sq ft of logistics space in total, including 3m sq ft in the second phase. Phase 1 occupiers include Amazon, CEVA, Fellowes and Lidl, with three smaller, speculatively-developed now ready for occupation.
The site is also home to the iPort terminal operated by Verdion with capacity for the UK’s longest trains and storage for 1500teu on site. Veridion expects to increase rail services and finalise Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status later this year.
John Clements, European Development Director at Verdion, said:
“iPort is already the UK’s most advanced multimodal logistics hub and it’s now shaping up to become the most successful. 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.”