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January, 2014

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Title:FARRRS on track as marketing begins for Inland Port
ID & Publication:20140111037 ~ 
 DMBC (4kb)

Work on one of the biggest transformational projects in Doncaster’s history is progressing on time and according to schedule.

Following the start of work on the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Scheme (FARRRS) in October, contractors Carillion have cleared the site and built temporary access roads. These include temporary bridges over the River Torne and Mother Drain. The enabling works have allowed construction to start on the section of new road between M18 Junction 3 and the fomer Rossington Colliery site.

This section of FARRRS includes a new culvert for the Highway Agency’s M18 drainage ditch, an underpass to accommodate rights of way along Rakes Lane and a new bridge over the Brancliffe to Kirk Sandall railway line. The piling works for the foundations for that bridge are now being completed.

Street lighting improvement works are also underway at Junction 3 and Carillion’s main site compound is currently being completed at Sheep Bridge Lane.

Meanwhile, Verdion has appointed Gent Visick, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield as letting agents for iPort, its £400 million Inland Port project in Rossington near Doncaster, marking the official start of marketing for one of UK’s largest logistics developments.

Inland Port (iPort) is a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) which will deliver over 6 million sq ft (570,000 sq m) of Grade A logistics warehousing linked with a high specification rail freight intermodal container facility providing rail freight services with Continental gauge clearance to all major UK ports and the Channel Tunnel.

Logistics developer and investor Verdion, with backing from its funding partner the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), is developing the scheme on a 700 acre (283 hectare) site in Rossington, Doncaster. Enabling works commenced in November 2014 following the start of FARRRS which will serve the scheme.

The current proposals are for six large footprint buildings from 1 million sq ft (92,900 sq m), each with high bay facilities of up to 35 metres permitted.

Michael Hughes, CEO of Verdion, comments: ‘This Strategic Rail Freight Interchange will offer the very best in UK and European logistics design and building quality. The letting agents have been selected for a strong combination of both expert local market knowledge and unrivalled client relationships with Europe’s largest retailers, E-tailers and logistics companies.’

Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: ‘I am pleased to see both FARRRS and the Inland Port projects progressing well. Both will deliver huge benefits for both the borough and Sheffield City Region. Jobs and growth are top priorities for me and FARRRS will stimulate the economy around the airport and in Rossington itself through inward investment in new businesses and homes.’

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