Total Developments Expands Footprint with Major Acquisition from Keyland

The site, currently allocated for employment use, could accommodate a high-quality industrial development with a potential gross development value of around £30 million, including 233,500 square feet of space across five units. This project is expected to generate approximately 95 construction-related jobs.

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has agreed the sale of a circa 15 acre site in Balby, Doncaster to Total Developments Limited for the creation of a new industrial development.

Unconditional contracts have been exchanged on the site at Woodfield Road in Balby, which is currently allocated for employment use. Subject to planning, the site could accommodate a high-quality industrial development with a potential GDV of circa £30M including 233,500 sq ft of accommodation over 5 units. A scheme of this scale would deliver around 95 construction related jobs.

Total Developments are currently on site with works commencing on their Total Park development which sits on adjacent land. Total Park will deliver 5 new units totalling 376,419 sq ft with units ranging from 43,525-128,945 sq ft. The new land acquired from Keyland Developments will form the second phase of development.

Doncaster is a proven logistics location and with the site sitting close to J3 of the M18, the A1(M)/M18 intersection and also only 3.4 miles from iPort, the developments delivered by Total Developments are set to address the chronic shortages of high-quality, well located industrial and warehousing stock. Nearby occupiers include Amazon, Tesco, Screwfix and IKEA.

Matthew Turnbull, Land & Planning Manager at Keyland Developments Ltd, said; “This land sale ideally complements the development being undertaken at the adjacent site. South Yorkshire is in real need of new industrial and logistics accommodation to meet rising demand, and by unlocking this strategic site we are enabling a significant amount of square footage to be delivered to the constrained market. Additionally, development will generate lots of new jobs, during construction and beyond.”

Henry Watson, Partner at M1 Agency, said; ”The acquisition demonstrates our confidence in the South Yorkshire region where units below 150,000 sq ft are at an all-time low. Future supply of this size range states a chronic lack of supply across the region and especially within Doncaster. On top of the recent transactions across the region, we are still seeing a strong influx of distribution enquiries for new build space, focussing on strong ESG credentials, which is at the centre of Total Developments` strategy.

“The proximity to the motorway network has been a key consideration and exemplifies why this is a proven location. The M18 and A1(M) intersection is just 3 miles away, 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 4 miles from iPort Rail, which provides immediate access to the national rail network and all the country’s deep sea ports. This site will provide an expansion of the existing Total Park, where construction is well under way with the first three units ready for occupation in quarter three of 2024.”

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