Work has started on construction of 16 speculative business units to meet high demand for small and medium commercial properties in the Doncaster region.
Developer Priority Space, backed by H.G. Sites, is behind the new-builds at Platinum Park and Jubilee Park – named in honour of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, and Doncaster being granted city status to mark that occasion.
The twin developments, off First Avenue, stand on a 4.8 acre site adjacent to Priority Space’s existing 12-unit Avro Park, which was completed in 2019 and is now fully occupied.
The new parks will deliver a further 13 of Priority Spaces signature smaller properties for industrial and logistics use, ranging in size from 1,750 sq ft to 5,800 and also three larger units, designed to meet rising demand amongst SMEs for units with more space and storage capacity. These will measure 13,000, 16,000 and 30,000 sq ft.
Once the new development is delivered, Priority Space and HG Sites will have invested £12 million in this Doncaster site and created more than 120,000 sq. ft of high-quality industrial space across 6.3 acres, making this their largest development in any one location in the UK.
Director of Priority Space Lee Buchanan said: “We are very proud of our commercial property investment in Doncaster and look forward to completing this development. We’re delivering three properties a little larger than our usual units in this second phase to meet growing demand from businesses in the online retail and specialist supply sectors. They need warehousing and distribution bases which are that bit bigger to successfully run their businesses. Our new units are well-placed in Doncaster and provide them with the space and facilities they need to expand and invest in growth.”
Completion of all units is expected in spring 2023.
The development site is six miles south of Doncaster town centre and close to the M1 and M18, connecting Doncaster with major cities and ports across the North East and nationwide.