June 2017 - Verdion

New Materion facility breaks ground

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Verdion held a ground breaking ceremony today in Alzenau, Germany for its new 108,000 sq ft (10,000 sq m) logistics facility for advanced materials company Materion.

The event was attended by representatives of the companies involved, including contractor Kögel & Nunne, as well as the mayor of the city Alzenau Dr. Leglers.

Gerald Ritter, Managing Director of Materion Germany, commented: “We are delighted about this milestone – the groundbreaking ceremony for a highly modern work. This building confirms our long-term commitment to the future of the target business at Materion against our customers, employees and the region.”

André Banschus, Executive Director of Verdion, said: “This symbolic start of works marks the beginning of an important, high-quality facility and a major investment.

“At Verdion we are proud of our track record and, as our past projects have demonstrated, have a reputation as a reliable development partner and for completing complex schemes on time to the complete satisfaction of our customers and partners, which is always our highest priority.”

Completion of the building is scheduled for December 2017.

Great Yorkshire Way wins economic growth award

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The Great Yorkshire Way, which links Verdion’s £500 million iPort scheme to the M18, has been announced winner of the Award for Promoting Economic Growth at the 2017 Planning Awards.

Jo Miller, Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council accepted the award on behalf of the council at a ceremony that took place on June 21st at the Savoy Hotel, London.  The Planning Awards, run by Planning Magazine, celebrate excellence in planning and place-making across a range of categories.

Known formally as the Finnington and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS), the Great Yorkshire Way is a new highway for Doncaster. It was constructed to enable the development of the 6 million sqft iPort logistics scheme, which will incorporate a 35 acre strategic rail freight terminal and deliver jobs to the region. Phase One, which opened in February 2016, connects iPort to the M18 at Junction 3 and to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, with another link into the village of Rossington.

Verdion was one of the funding partners for the Great Yorkshire Way, alongside the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and Growing Places Fun, Doncaster Council corporate resources, and the Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy.

Phase Two, once constructed, will extend the Great Yorkshire Way, creating a direct link from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the M18.