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Woodland takes second Doncaster site

[ May 25, 2022   //   ]

Woodland Group has taken a second unit at iPort in Doncaster, one of a number being speculatively developed by logistics real estate specialist Verdion this year. Woodland will occupy the 130,458sq ft distribution facility on a 10-year lease.

The Group is continuing to expand its footprint across Yorkshire. The new warehouse will be its second building at iPort following a decision to take a 195,000 sq ft fulfilment and distribution warehouse in February last year.

It has already recruited 40 new team members with a second round of employment planned later in the year.

Woodland’s global head of fulfilment, Luke Fermor, commented: “The Woodland fulfilment business is seeing large growth with strategic clients who trust us with their complete end to end supply chain solutions. This new dedicated e-commerce facility gives us the ability to store over 15,000 pallets and 12,000 pick locations.”

Verdion executive director, John Clements, said: “Woodland Group is already proving how the combined logistics and rail freight offer at iPort can support businesses seeking a greener, more efficient, supply chain. We’re pleased to be able to prelet this additional unit as part of our wider speculative development programme and look forward to leasing the remaining space this year – there is already significant interest from a range of potential occupiers.”

The park’s remaining 1.7 million sq ft includes capacity for specialist buildings of up to 800,000sq ft. Other occupiers include Amazon, Fellowes, Lidl, Maritime Transport, Dusk and Kingsbury Press.