Work starts on £5m development in Doncaster

Doncaster
The new speculative industrial units at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

Work has started on the first phase of a £5m industrial development at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

South Yorkshire developers Priority Space are behind the speculative development at Aero Centre Yorkshire, which will provide 45,000 sq. ft of prime industrial space for businesses in the region.

Priority Space is working in partnership with H.G. Sites to deliver phase one of the development which comprises units ranging from 1,250 sq. ft to 2,250 sq. ft.

The units are being marketed jointly by Commercial Property Partners (CPP) and Barnsdales and will be ready to occupy by autumn this year.

Phase two of the development will commence by the end of this year and will offer further accommodation from 5,000 sq. ft to a maximum of 20,000 sq ft.

Lee Buchanan, co-director at Priority Space, said: “We are delighted to be on-site at Aero Centre Yorkshire to deliver high-quality commercial space which will contribute to Doncaster’s economic growth. It’s great to be part of the continuing success story of the airport and the development around it. We’ve had numerous enquiries during the planning stage, with a number of units already under offer.”

Ed Norris, partner at CPP, said: “This new development offers a unique opportunity for occupiers looking to secure their own commercial workspace and office accommodation, in a fantastic location.

“Being based next door to the airport and in close proximity to excellent transport links will allow easy access to the region. This development really fills a gap in the market, and we’re confident that the units will be snapped up.”

Cllr Bill Morgue, Doncaster Council Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Economic Development, said: “It is great to see Priority Space developing new speculative units at Aero Centre Yorkshire, adjacent to Doncaster Sheffield Airport. We, as a council are pleased that they are showing confidence in Doncaster proving our economy is very much on the up.

“The Council’s Business Doncaster team has worked closely with Priority Space on the development of these units and we are looking forward to working with the appointed agents in promoting these excellent units and bringing new tenants to this site, which will in turn create quality new jobs for Doncaster residents.”

More than 100 businesses already occupy in excess of half a million square feet of existing space at Aero Centre Yorkshire, which is operated by Peel Group.