First phase of logistics development complete at Doncaster’s Symmetry Park

First phase of logistics development complete at Doncaster’s Symmetry Park

National logistics developer db symmetry has completed the first 150,000 sq ft logistics building at Symmetry Park in Doncaster as part of an overall £70 million investment into the region. 

This is the first venture in Yorkshire for db symmetry, one of the UK’s biggest developers of logistics accommodation with nearly 4,000 acres of land in its portfolio. 

The developer said it has recognised a geographical shift in demand for space in the north by occupiers due to accessibility and labour resource, and is expanding its portfolio in Yorkshire with deals to double its current 140-acre landbank in the region by the end of the year.

Andrew Dickman, Director at db symmetry, said: “We are a cautious developer that is selective on speculative development. Our decision to speculatively build at Symmetry Park Doncaster comes at a time when there is a strong level of demand but limited availability of high-quality logistics space in the north.  

“The 150,000 sq ft building has been designed with great flexibility, allowing for extension up to 250,000 sq ft. The building, coupled with completed full site infrastructure work, now enables us to quickly react to market requirements within that size bracket but also be poised to quickly deliver additional bespoke manufacturing/distribution space up to a 550,000 sq. ft.”

Symmetry Park Doncaster is located at Junction 34 of the A1 and adjacent to Blyth services on the North Nottinghamshire/south Yorkshire border. db symmetry has consent to deliver up to 721,000 sq ft of logistics space on the park and has already agreed deals for Euro Garages to deliver a branded fast food restaurant and coffee shop, and Irizar to build a luxury coach showroom at the entrance to the site.