Doncaster Airport link road - start of £400m rail freight interchange

The iPort steel frame going up.
The iPort steel frame going up.
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Building work has finally started on a £400m railhead and warehouse development in Doncaster, made possible by the new link road.

The iPort rail freight interchange will comprise 6m sq ft of warehouses handling shipping containers arriving on trains from all major UK ports and the Channel Tunnel.

After months of preparing the boggy ground, owner Verdion has started structural steel works on the first two units. They are set to be finished in May.

John Clements, European development director at Verdion, said: “It’s great to see the frame going up for the first two units at iPort.

“We have now completed the infrastructure works to the entire northern part of the site. This means we can quickly deliver an additional 2.7m sq ft of speculative warehouse space for potential occupiers.”

Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “These two units are the start of a world-class rail freight interchange and logistics complex in Doncaster and is more evidence to show how the FARRRS link road is attracting major private sector investment which in turn delivers jobs and growth.”