Access and sites
Superb road, rail and air links have opened up this area for major projects including:
The ‘i-port’ inland logistics park with design and build opportunities capable of supporting six million sq ft warehousing and incorporating a 35 acre rail freight terminal. i-port has a direct link to the M18 motorway and is a few minutes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
The National College for High Speed Rail, due to open in 2017, will provide a highly-skilled workforce for major infrastructure projects.
The Unity mixed-use scheme, off junction 5 of the M18, providing sites for logistics, a power station, inland marina and unlocking 41ha of employment land and 3,100 homes.
The £58million new link road from the M18, giving superb access to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, is opening up opportunities to invest and revitalise the whole region. Meanwhile plans are underway for a European Tour Golf Destination at Rossington Hall, close to the airport.
Retail is a strong offer with
the 880,000 sq ft Frenchgate Centre
the multi-award winning Doncaster Market with 400 shops, stalls and stands
the £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter is a mix of leisure and retail opportunities with further development planned
Doncaster Sheffield Airport with 10ha of Enterprise Zone, is one of the UK’s largest business parks, and has a strong Maintenance Repair and Overhaul presence.
Education and Skills
five or more A* to C GCSE results outperform the national average
more NVQ levels 1,2, and 3 gained than the national rate
59,000 graduates in the labour pool area