One of the UK’s leading transport companies, Maritime Group, has agreed a deal to take space at iPort, Verdion’s multimodal logistics hub in Doncaster.

The transport operator has agreed a long-term lease on a 4-acre site which will be developed by Verdion into a modern HGV parking facility and will include a 4,000 sq ft (371 sq m) high quality office and amenity building. Maritime will use the new facility to serve existing clients at iPort as well as others in the region.

Maritime is also an active user of iPort’s on-site rail terminal, iPort Rail, a Grade A cargo facility operated by Verdion, which is now running daily rail services to/from Southampton, Felixstowe and Teesport serving a number of iPort occupiers as well as other regional, national and global businesses.

Simon Smart, Chief Executive Officer, Maritime, said: “As part of our ongoing network development it was an easy decision to select Iport as the next location, with the added benefit of the rail connections then the move aligns perfectly with our Intermodal strategy.”

John Clements, European Development Director at Verdion, said: “Maritime is a very welcome addition to iPort. Our location and multimodal connections are a great advantage to logistics businesses and we do as much as we can to accommodate occupiers’ requirements for space and support their operations.”

iPort itself is the UK’s most advanced multimodal logistics hub, less than three minutes from the M18 and close to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Verdion has recently launched phase two of the scheme, signing up a major online retailer for a 731,000 sq ft (67,912 sq m) unit expected to complete in Q2 2020, as well as leasing building iP2c to regional print production specialist Kingsbury Press. Two further speculative units are currently available, with three-phase power, 55m deep yards and mains services all connected:

  • iP2e – 195,000 sq ft (18,116 sq m)
  • iP2g – 119,060 sq ft (11,061 sq m)

Gent Visick, CBRE and Colliers International are letting agents for iPort.