New industrial estate in Doncaster will be the ‘total’ package

Work is underway on a major new industrial and logistics development in Doncaster that will offer five state of the art units, covering a total of 376,419 sq ft, just a mile and a half from the M18.

Known as Total Park, and developed by Total Developments, the self-contained units will range from 43,525 sq ft to 128,945 sq ft and are being marketed jointly by Leeds property consultancy, GV&Co and M1 Agency.

Each unit will have a minimum BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ and an EPC rating of A, as well as benefitting from high quality, fully fitted upstairs office space, yard depths of at least 45 metres and extensive parking areas complete with EV charging points.

Daniel Walker, from GV&Co, said: “Total Park is in a central location for many businesses, close to the M18 and A1(M) which link to Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester in the North and Nottingham, Birmingham and London in the South. In addition, the site is less than four miles from iPort Rail, which provides immediate access to the national rail network and all the country’s deep sea ports.

“There are very few new units, of this standard and specification, currently under construction in South Yorkshire and with so many household names located close by, including Amazon, Tesco, Screwfix and IKEA, we’re anticipating high levels of interest in Total Park from regional, national and international occupiers.”

The first three units will be ready for occupation in quarter three of 2024 and the scheme has adopted the Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green energy hierarchy. As a result, the units will boast a high-performance building fabric envelope and low air permeability to minimise heating requirements, as well as solar controlled glazing to reduce cooling demand and roof lights to provide adequate daylight.

Other green features will include high efficiency heating and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling systems, motion censored LED lighting, heat recovery ventilation and provision for photovoltaic solar panels.

Henry Watson from M1 Agency said: “We are seeing specification and location be paramount to occupier requirements in the current market and Total Park benefits from best-in-class building specification and unrivalled location. We have seen a large take up of units below 150,000 sq ft across the South Yorkshire region leaving a very limited supply.”

Ed Chantler, chief executive of Total Developments, said: “Total Park Doncaster represents a continuation of our clear strategy since inception. Our track record of identifying sites and speculatively developing best-in-class mid-box warehousing and manufacturing space has established our position as market leaders in the 20,000 to 150,000 sq ft size range.

“Our focus on targeting undersupplied towns and cities where there has been a lack of high specification accommodation being brought forward has ensured our success in achieving pre-commitments and hence gives us the confidence to push on at Doncaster and ensure the development is expedited to meet demand.”

The first three units in the first phase of Total Park, which is located at Balby Carr Bank off the A6182, will offer 65,389 sq ft, 54,503 sq ft and 43,525 sq ft of space, with two further units, spanning 128,945 sq ft and 84,056 sq ft, due to complete next year.

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