Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s £5m Development Begins To Take Shape

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s £5m Development Begins To Take Shape

Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s £5m Development Begins To Take Shape

Work has begun to transform Doncaster Sheffield Airport to build a £5 million industrial development at the travel hub, requiring the skills of scaffolding contractors in Sheffield.

Developer Priority Space is leading the £5 million development at Aero Space Yorkshire, which it hopes will provide 45,000 square feet of industrial space once complete.

The units, which will range in size from 1,250 sq ft to 2,250 sq ft, will give businesses in the region the opportunity to have commercial space.

Co-director at Priority Space Lee Buchanan said the company is “delighted” to be able to launch this redevelopment project at Aero Centre Yorkshire, adding the “high-quality commercial space … will contribute to Doncaster’s economic growth”.

He went on to say: “It’s great to be part of the continuing success story of the airport and the development around it. We’ve had numerous enquires during the planning stage, with a number of units already under offer.”

Priority Space has partnered with HG Sites for the initial phase of the development, while Commercial Property Partners (CPP) and Barnsdales will market the units with the intention to have them occupied in the autumn.

CPP partner Ed Norris added the site will be a “unique opportunity for occupiers looking to secure their own commercial workspace and office accommodation in a fantastic location”.

Not only will the industrial units be right next to the airport, but they are also close to transport links that provide easy access to many other areas of the region.

With growing demand for commercial premises in this location, the development project “fills a gap in the market”. Therefore, Mr Norris was confident the units would not be empty for long.

As well as this being a good opportunity for the property developer, the local authority has also shown its support for the development.

Doncaster Council’s cabinet member for business, skill and economic development Bill Mordue, said it has worked closely with Priority Space to get the project off the ground.

The councillor stated: “We, as a council, are pleased that they are showing confidence in Doncaster proving our economy is very much on the up.”

According to Mr Mordue, the local authority will help promote the units in order to attract new tenants to the site. Currently, more than 100 companies use Aero Centre Yorkshire as their commercial base. Together, they occupy half a million square feet of space at the business park, with this location being particularly popular due to its close proximity to the motorway.

The councillor added having more industrial units here will “create quality new jobs for Doncaster residents”.

This will be further facilitated with the second phase of the development project, which will add further space to the site. This part of the project, which will begin by the end of 2019, will offer units ranging from 5,000 sq ft to 20,000 sq ft, providing bigger premises for more established companies to benefit from.

Priority Space is also currently busy working on a retail development project in Hull. In February, work began on the £2.5 million mixed-use site, which will include a veterinary practice, pharmacy, bakery, One Stop convenience store, takeaways, restaurant, a new nursery, two public parks, and extensions to Broadacre Primary School, and is expected to be complete later this month.