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Doncaster is serviced by exceptional communication links, by Road, Rail and Air.
Because of this outstanding infrastructure along with its number one asset, its people, Doncaster has since the year 2000 attracted over £1 Billion of investment, supporting the creation of over 16,000 new jobs.
The £300 million development of the Waterdale area, has included new Civic buildings along with Leisure facilities. The second major project is the development of the waterfront site to include a 90 berth Marina, which will act as a focal point for future development.
November 2nd 2015
Half a million extra passengers a year can take off from Doncaster Sheffield airport as a major airline launches eight new routes.
The announcement that Flybe will deliver up to 44 extra flights per week from the airport – from March 2016 has been hailed by Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, as ‘transformational’ for the region.
July 9th 2014
Funding has been announced to complete a multi-million-pound link road to Doncaster airport.
The scheme was given the green light after £320 million was secured for Sheffield City Region, which will create over 28,000 jobs and training for 40,000 people.
Delivering jobs and growth is a top priority and the schemes this funding supports will create the right conditions to attract new investment, companies and jobs.
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport said, “This is great news for the city region. This level of investment in infrastructure shows a great deal of vision.”
The new section of the scheme will also give new access to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Chief executive of Doncaster Chamber Phil Harris said, “Years of hard-work put in by both the public and private sectors throughout the City Region have finally bore fruit. Ultimately this Growth Deal will begin to make the Strategic Economic Plan a reality through increased funding for skills and training as well as major new infrastructure projects.”
The new funding will also enable the City Region’s leaders to create a £130 million Skills Bank, which will provide training for 40,000 people, including between 5,000 and 7,500 apprentices.
A development of 534,000m sq.m of rail-linked warehousing with a rail freight terminal designed to handle national and international consumer freight.
135 hectare greenfield development £400 million scheme Direct access to rail lines and M18 motorway network Connection to Robin Hood Airport via the new FARRRS road Alongside major new brownfield residential development
Don Valley Power Project
The Don Valley Power Project is the UK’s leading carbon capture and storage project; which will be based in Doncaster. This exciting new development will have a transformation effect not just on Doncaster, but also on the green energy sector as a whole. It will allow other energy intensive industries such as steel and cement production to install carbon capture technology to reduce their Co2 emissions.
One of Europe’s leading green energy projects Total Investment £3 billion, creating 2000 jobs in construction phase, 200 FTE’s when constructed. 88-acre Business Park that is able to provide opportunities and synergies for industries and technologies. Ideal for Foreign Direct Investors with heavy duty Power Requirements 650MW Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGBB) power station
“The Don Valley Power Project is one of the most advanced, innovative and exciting carbon capture projects anywhere in the world and is attracting major international interest and investment.” 2Co Energy – Sarah Ryan, Public Affairs Manager.
April 2011 - £18 million of Government funding was “won” by Doncaster for the Region Gateway to link the Robin Hood Airport to the M18 motorway network.
£40 million from the private sector has been added to this Government money.
Also approved April 2011, funding from the European Regional Development Fund for further infrastructure improvements. Developments that has created many thousands of new jobs!
"The council’s regeneration experts predict both schemes could, in the long term, create one million square metres of business space, 21,000 jobs, 5,000 new homes and the incredible investment value of £1.7 billion.".... A quote from the local Doncaster paper The Star 12th April 2011.
Other local Doncaster news:-
April 2011 - “Crime in Doncaster is at its lowest for nearly 40 years!” Chief Constable Med Hughes of South Yorkshire Police said “this is great news for Doncaster and a testament to the hard work of the men and women of the county’s force.
Recent investment in Doncaster:
- The Robin Hood Airport, re-launched as a Major Regional Airport in April 2005. This £100 million development now employs over 7,000 people and includes a 62 acre business park.
- The Frenchgate Shopping Centre, now one of the largest Shopping Centre's in Britain. This £250 million expansion project re-launched in June 2006. The major stores in the Centre are: Argos, BHS, Boots, Costa Coffee, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, HMV, JD Sports, Miss Selfridge, Monsoon, Next, River Island, Sainsbury's, Starbucks, Waterstones, W H Smith, and Wilkinsons.
- The KeepMoat Sports and Events Complex, opened in 2006. This sports complex includes the 15,000-seater stadium, bar, restaurant and conference facilities. The stadium totals 36,000 sq. ft., and as well as hosting many high-profile events, it is home to Doncaster Rovers Football Club, Doncaster Belles Ladies Football Club, Doncaster Lakers Rugby League Club, and Doncaster Athletic Club.
- The Doncaster Race Course, home to the world famous St Leger, the fifth and final Classic of the British Flat racing season. The £55 million re-development includes an Exhibition Centre, Top Class Corporate Hospitality facilities, along with additional Race Day Facilities (Restaurants, Bars & Cafe Areas.) The first stage was completed in August 2007. The second phase will include a four star hotel.
- Doncaster Education City's, first stage opened in September 2006. The first campus is the exciting new £65m Waterfront development in the centre of Doncaster. The Hub, as it is known, is home to some of the best educational facilities in the United Kingdom. The Hub includes state-of-the-art IT facilities, a 100-seat lecture theatre, a 200-seat drama studio and a massive Learning Resource Centre.
The following major companies have based their UK regional or national distribution centres in Doncaster:
AMAZON, IKEA, NEXT, B & Q, BMW, TESCO, ASDA Wal-Mart, DFS, Unilever, Excel Group, Wincanton Logistics, MSAS Logistics, and Power Logistics.
Many national companies have set up call centres in Doncaster including, B.T., Direct Line, E.W.S., UKI Partnerships and the R.B.S.
This massive recent development of Doncaster creates many great opportunities!
Including, ....re-locating to Doncaster...or Investing in Property in Doncaster.