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New logistics centre for Doncaster

By: Ashley Curtis
06 June 2011

A major new logistics hub for the UK has been given the green light after major developers agreed to stump up for funding and planning, reports Property Week.

Construction on the £400m Rossington Inland Port site will begin in 2012, increasing logistics work in the area. It has been said that around 5,500 jobs are expected to be created in the region due to the site.

The major developers - Helios Europe, Shepherd Developments and Segro - have come together to fund the scheme, which will feature bonded warehouses, customs clearance facilities as well as "as massive rail freight and intermodal handling area that will link the English East-coast ports with an inland location, ideal for retail operations and centralised logistics".

In addition, a new road will link the development directly to the M18 motorway, of which £18m worth of funding has been granted by government.

Handy Shipping Guide cites that direct rail links to Hutchinson's port at Felixstowe will allow freight to be "run straight from the port to Doncaster with minimal delay as customs clearance could be obtained once the goods were in Rossington Inland Port."

Mike Hughes, chief executive of Helios Europe, has been quoted as claiming that the development will "provide our international clients with facilities that are truly transport 'future proofed'."

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