South Yorkshire Investment Zone

At the heart of the UK, South Yorkshire's Investment Zone is the best place to start, scale or relocate your business.

Our advanced manufacturing know-how will be deployed to solve society’s biggest challenges – producing clean, green heat, power and flight; tackling ill-health; and harnessing technology. South Yorkshire’s know-how is about engineering practical solutions to big challenges.

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South Yorkshire Investment Zone

South Yorkshire Investment Zone

South Yorkshire Investment Zone and Doncaster:

The City of Doncaster and Communities in the region are set to benefit from thousands of new jobs and £1.2 billion of investment as part of the UK’s first Investment Zone.

Building on the heritage and strength of manufacturing in this area, the South Yorkshire Investment Zone will be focused on Advanced Manufacturing and includes the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. It is expected to help leverage more than £1.2bn of private funding, create new skill and investment opportunities and help support more than 8,000 jobs by 2030.

People from Doncaster, Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley will see barriers to growth in their area, including challenges attracting finance and investment, supporting business growth and clear pathways to higher skilled jobs reduced.

This could be through potential support for specialist training programmes tailored to industry and support for local businesses in the sector’s supply chains, helping drive more business activity and productivity.

Doncaster has four opportunity sites including the City Centre with key sites including Waterfront and City Gateway, Unity Yorkshire, GatewayEast and Doncaster North.

Doncaster has strong existing clusters across various sectors such as Rail including companies such as Hitachi Rail, Unipart Rail and Volker Rail, Advanced Materials and engineering, attracting exciting new establishment such as Hybrid Air Vehicles.

Multiple underdeveloped sites across Doncaster provide potential for acceleration of development through the Investment Zone opportunity.

Doncaster Investment Zone Sites:

  • Various sites available: 50ha.

The City Centre is a recipient of a £24.8m Towns Deal and £18.6m Levelling Up Fund. A proposed Film Studios application is being considered to be located on the Waterfront site.

  • Allocated employment land: 242ha.

Privately owned but ownership subject to the South Yorkshire Airport City Programme

  • Allocated employment land: 428ha.

Privately owned but with support from Business Doncaster on inward investment opportunities. A £21.4m Town Deal has been allocated to Stainforth nearby Unity.

  • Allocated employment land: 74ha.

Privately owned but support from Business Doncaster on inward investment opportunities.

The Support Package:

South Yorkshire Investment Zone will offer investors, developers and partners an extensive and flexible support package with certain initiatives available for Investors.

You will have a single point of contact in Business Doncaster with support from a number of dedicated specialists. They will support your business with local intelligence and insight enabling you to navigate the business ecosystem operating between public, private and research sectors and the social ecosystem of where to live, learn and enjoy the area.

Businesses seeking to start, scale and locate in the South Yorkshire Investment Zone will benefit from a mix of interventions in the areas below.

  • Capital, infrastructure and feasibility
  • Planning system capacity
  • Skills support
  • Supply chain
  • Ecosystem development

For more information contact Alex Dochery

Download the South Yorkshire Investment Zone brochure

Last updated: 03 April 2024, 13:14