Sheffield City Region is at the heart of the UK and offers new investors a high-quality cost effective location of choice that is super-connected nationally and internationally.
AIR Connectivity – We have six airports within a 90-min drive. Manchester airport offers flights to many major American cities, the far east, the middle east and all over Europe. Doncaster Sheffield Airport offers full cargo and passenger services and is open 24-7 365 days a year. It has one of the longest runways in the UK, catering for specialist heavy and urgent cargo and is ideal for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO, alongside the adjacent Aero Centre Yorkshire which is ideal for warehousing.
ROAD Connectivity – At the heart of the UKs road network – M1, M18, M180 and A1, with low traffic congestion and 60% of UK’s manufacturing industry within a 2.5-hour HGV drive. 75% of the UK can be reached within a 4.5-hour HGV drive plus with ease of access to Europe through the Humber Ports. We also have some of the least congested roads in the UK.
RAIL Connectivity – Sheffield City Region’s central location has led to its growth as a logistics centre. Daily freight services connect Felixstowe and Southampton with Doncaster railport. Plus, London is only 90 mins by train from key stations in the region. High Speed rail is coming to the Region, this will shorten journey times to London and improve connectivity with neighbouring cities. We are home to leading companies such as Hitachi, Wabtec, Volker Rail, EM Diesel and Unipart Rail.
SEA Connectivity – From East to the West, the sea ports of Humber and Liverpool are within easy centralised reach of the region. With the West ports servicing primarily America, and the East Coast Ports, Immingham, Feliixstowe, Port of Tyne, Thames Gateway servicing Europe and rest of the world. With daily ferry services from the Humber (Hull).