Logistics firm set to create 200 jobs after securing 400,000 sq ft mega shed

A global logistics company has taken a huge new speculative build in South Yorkshire, with 200 jobs in the offing. The 411,470 sq ft Gateway Four super shed from Trebor Developments and Hillwood has now been let. The deal includes a major fit out for the as yet unidentified occupier.

Bob Tattrie, managing partner for Trebor, said: “This deal is an excellent result for our prestigious building in Doncaster and we look forward to working with the occupier on their fit out in order that they can get operational soon. We had keen interest in the building since completion in December and it is fair to say we could have let the building to several parties, such is the strength of market demand for quality industrial accommodation, which Trebor deliver throughout the UK.” The site, at Junction Four of the M18, was purchased from Lazarus Properties in 2019, with planning consent obtained and the build starting early last year.

Described as highly specified for a distribution facility, it features 38 loading doors and extensive lorry parking facilities for up to 83 HGVs.

A junction east of Amazon’s huge facility, it shares immediate motorway access with Ikea and Next on the stretch that provides links to the A1, M1 and M62, with the ports of Grimsby, Goole, Immingham and Hull all within an hour’s drive Trebor is based in Birmingham and entered into a joint venture partnership with Hillwood, a US developer and investor, in early 2018. A wide range of industrial and logistics builds were promised, with ?400 million of investment heading over the Atlantic.

The partnership is behind Atomic 31 East off Junction 31 of the M1 too. Mike Baugh, senior director for CBRE Leeds, who represented the joint venture alongside Knight Frank and CPP, said: “It has been great to work with Trebor and Hillwood on this project, from site acquisition through to disposal of this impressive development. The letting represents one of the most significant deals in Yorkshire this year and reinforces the strength of logistics market in the region.”

The occupier was represented by CBRE’s London office.