Steel frame erected at Verdion’s £400m iPort development in Doncaster
Real estate investor and developer Verdion has commenced structural works on the first two logistics units at its £400m iPort development in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
The steel frame for unit IP2a, comprising 214,850 sq ft and Unit IP2b, totalling 131,750 sq ft, are now being erected on Phase 1 of the 700 acre site, which is linked with Junction 3 of the M18 via the new FARRRS road.
The new Grade A warehouse space is specified to suit multiple users with the ability to double the initial floor area. The units are being constructed simultaneously and are scheduled for completion in May 2106.
John Clements, European development director at Verdion, said: “It’s great to see the frame going up for the first two units at iPort. We have now completed the infrastructure works to the entire northern part of the site. This means we can quickly deliver an additional 2.7 million sq ft of built to suit and speculative warehouse space for potential occupiers.”
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, added: “It is tremendous to see such good progress being made with the iPort development. These two units are the start of a world class rail freight interchange and logistics complex in Doncaster and is more evidence to show how the FARRRS link road is attracting major private sector investment which in turn delivers jobs and growth.”
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).