Sheffield City Region Logistics News Roundup

Joint agents have been appointed to market Peel Logistics Park in Sheffield.

Acting on behalf of Peel Logistics Property, CBRE’s industrial team in Leeds has been named as joint agents alongside Knight Frank and Moriarty & Co.

The industrial/distribution park is located just off Junction 34 of the M1.

Planning has been submitted for a potential 834,000 sq ft of office and industrial space on the site of the former Outokumpu steel works. Outokumpu Group sold the land to Peel Logistics in early May. Peel Logistics will create a new flagship logistics park with development starting in 2018.

The site consists of 48 acres of brownfield land, on which the team will develop industrial and logistics units, with a large frontage to Shepcote Road.

The site will accommodate units from 30,000 sq ft which will have direct motorway access and connections with Sheffield City Centre.

Work begins on second phase of Great Yorkshire Way link road

Work has commenced on the second phase of Great Yorkshire Way, which will complete the direct link from the motorway network to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Coordinated by Doncaster Council and funded by the Sheffield City Region Investment Fund (SCRIF), the second stage of this regeneration route will create a one mile connection from Bawtry Road to Hurst Lane.

This will see Great Yorkshire Way become one access road leading to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, further reducing journey times to the airport. The new section will also provide additional cycle and pedestrian facilities and link new residential areas and the development area surrounding the airport to existing facilities and the town centre.

The second phase of Great Yorkshire Way will cost approximately £10.55m with £9.1m contributed by SCRIF and the balance coming from Doncaster Council’s Capital Programme.

The strategic intermodal rail terminal that will provide Verdion’s £500m iPort development in Doncaster with freight service links to all UK ports and the Channel Tunnel is set to be operational by early 2018, Insider can reveal.

iPort’s Intermodal rail terminal is on track for early 2018

The 35-acre intermodal rail freight terminal will be able to accommodate trains of up to 775 metres in length and has continental gauge clearance for direct access to European markets. The iPort terminal apron has been designed to accommodate a four-high container stack with a maximum load of 122 tonnes and adjacent to the apron will be a container storage area.

Mark Peat, project manager at iPort for property and construction consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall, said: “The rail terminal will be live by the back-end of 2017 or early 2018.”

Online retailer Amazon’s new 1,019,308 sq ft fulfilment centre at iPort, which will create 500 jobs, is also nearing completion. The works to fit out the interior with Amazon’s logistics system and semi-automated picking and packing operation are due to be finished by the end of this summer. Other lettings for phase one of the iPort scheme include CEVA, Fellowes and Lidl.

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The latest of the speculative units on the iPort site developed by Verdion is also now complete. The 195,000 sq ft distribution facility, called IP2e, which also has 8,000 sq ft of office space, is now available to let and has been the subject of several enquiries, according to Verdion. On the wave of strong occupier interest, Verdion is now pushing ahead with phase two of the iPort development.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport has record breaking year for Cargo

Anglo World Cargo are very pleased with the news that as preferred cargo partners for Doncaster Sheffield airport a record breaking year has been recorded. A 113% increase on 2015 figures saw the airport handle the most freight since it opened, with 9,625 tonnes passing through it in 2016.

Gary Winterman, managing director of Anglo World Cargo, said: “A dedicated teamwork approach has meant that this continued growth in cargo has been made possible. Doncaster Sheffield Airport has developed a cargo service that is well respected across the globe.

“Having the new motorway link road open has really had a positive impact on our business as we have become much more accessible to a wider market. The second stage due to be completed next year will only add to the ease and time benefits.  Customers are also choosing us on merit now based on our customer focused approach and excellent efficiency.”

Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager for Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “The growth we have enjoyed throughout 2016 is further evidence that the cargo operation at Doncaster Sheffield Airport is growing an international reputation as the UK’s most freighter friendly airport.

“Working with our partners Anglo World Cargo, we have exceeded our expectations in the diversity of carriers and business welcomed.  We are also seeing customers use the airport regularly as part of long term projects.

“Over the last year the airport has made significant investment to enhance the service provision and capability with a dedicated cargo ramp that is able to handle wide body aircraft and up to two 747 aircraft.  Anglo World Cargo’s Cargo Terminal has recently increased in size to 28,000 sq.ft. and will further increase to 55,000 sq,ft by the end of 2017.

The airport views cargo as a significant long term opportunity. It is one of few UK locations with the potential to provide up to 250,000 tonnes of new cargo capacity and facilitate individual logistics and warehousing developments of up to c.1m sq ft.”

14 July 2017

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