New £100m logistics facility for retail giant Amazon

Construction of a new £100m logistics facility for retail giant Amazon is currently underway at Doncaster’s iPort, following a long and productive working relationship with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and Sheffield City Region.

The construction work is being carried out by real estate developer Verdion and encompasses a bespoke 1.1 million square foot warehouse – the size equivalent of 14 football pitches.

Set to open next year, the new iPort facility will be Amazon’s third fulfilment centre in Doncaster, following the completion of existing facilities in Balby Carr Bank and Water Vole Way.

The site will be accessed by the new Great Yorkshire Way link road, also partly funded by the Sheffield City Region, which connects the M18 motorway with Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the iPort.

Speaking about the investment, Vice-president of Amazon UK operations John Tagawa said: “We already have two fulfilment centres in Doncaster so know from experience that there is strong talent in the region who would be well suited to working for Amazon.”