Advanced manufacturing and logistics development located at Doncaster Sheffield Airport to create 4,300 jobs
Doncaster Council has approved construction of a 3.5 million sq ft advanced manufacturing and logistics development located at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, (DSA) one of the largest strategic development zones in the Yorkshire region, owned and managed by regeneration business, Peel L&P. The decision is a major milestone, as this development will be a crucial element in the delivery of the masterplan for Doncaster Sheffield Airport which sets out a vision to see passenger numbers soar, making DSA one of the most significant aviation assets in the UK. The approval is subject to a S106 agreement and finalising Highways conditions. The scheme will create around 4,300 jobs and deliver up to 325,160m² (3.5 million sq ft) of high-quality, state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing and logistics floorspace within a region already renowned for leading edge advanced manufacturing facilities occupied by the likes of Boeing, Rolls Royce and McLaren, just 20 minutes away alongside the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The DSA location is already highly accessible by road and air and will become even more accessible under plans to deliver rail connectivity with a direct connection to and from the nearby East Coast Mainline, bringing a passenger station, together with a rail freight terminal immediately adjacent to the site manufacturing and logistics site. Gareth Finch, Planning Director for Investment Property and Airports at Peel L&P said: “This decision from Doncaster Council is crucial as the development will unlock delivery of an innovation cluster alongside strategic logistics facilities. We’re pleased to see this support for our vision to create a truly multi-modal location, bringing substantial numbers of permanent jobs in high value sectors adding significantly to Sheffield City Region’s economic productivity.” DSA is identified as a key strategic asset for the Sheffield City Region and Doncaster’s emerging local plan already proposes the delivery of new large-scale commercial development such as this site. The proposed development platforms will allow floorplates of any size up to well in excess of a million square feet. Peel L&P is one of the North West’s leading regeneration businesses with a diverse 12m sq ft property portfolio spanning infrastructure, transport, real estate, ports, airports, canals, shopping centre, tv/film studios, office and industry. Retained agents on the development are Colliers, JLL and CPP.