Wilton gears up for New Year start on Doncaster North
Infrastructure works will begin in early 2024 at the site close to the M18, which includes Milli+, the largest building in the UK’s consented pipeline.
Reserved matters consent is now in place for the first 2.26m sq ft of floorspace at Wilton Developments’ project. In time, the park should accommodate around 3.5m sq ft close to Junction 6 of the motorway.
City of Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones has been welcomed to the site as part of a showcase event to promote the opportunities available at the 180-acre business park, including the 1.15m sq ft building now consented.
The mayor said: “This is one of the most significant employment developments in the North of England. Doncaster North provides the opportunity to maintain the city at the forefront of logistics and manufacturing opportunities.
“It will respond to the pressing need for strategic employment space in the Yorkshire region, providing some of the most advanced, next generation, industrial and logistics space, with integral headquarter offices anywhere in the North – at a scale and connectivity not readily found elsewhere”.
Yorkshire-based developer, Wilton Developments, is the company behind Doncaster North. Active across the North of England, Wilton delivered the first buildings in the Leeds Enterprise Zone, the Latitude logistics development on the M62 in Castleford, Enterprise 36 in Barnsley and is in the final phases of Turbine Business Park, Sunderland.
The company is also bringing forwards Leeds 500, which is the largest single unit distribution scheme in the city, with reserved matters consent providing approximately 500,000 sq ft of BREEAM Excellent logistics and industrial space alongside the M1 at Junction 47.
Jason Stowe, managing director of Wilton Developments, said: “It was a privilege to welcome Doncaster’s Mayor to Doncaster North. As the most significant new employment development in the city, it is set to bring around half a billion pounds worth of private sector investment, helping Doncaster, and the wider region, to capitalise on the associated economic benefits.
“In Milli+ at 1.15million sq ft we have the largest available single unit consent in the UK which provides a credible and affordable alternative to golden triangle locations”.
“Doncaster North will create thousands of jobs through construction and after including those in supply chain, distribution and logistics, technology, managerial and associated roles such as HR, health and safety, finance, IT, marketing and support services.
“We are busy discharging the planning conditions so that we are able to deliver buildings on- site within a 12 month period, with units available to let or for sale on completion and we look forward to sharing more news over the coming months.”