Local investment guide – Doncaster

Why you should consider investing in Doncaster and Yorkshire

When looking for properties to invest in, any shrewd investor knows that researching the area is the key to weighing up a good property investment opportunity. All successful Portfolio Landlords and Investors aim to identify and invest in area’s as they are being developed. They know that evidence of substantial private and public sector investment in regeneration and infrastructure projects will lead to employment opportunities and of course the need for quality accommodation.

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Doncaster is experiencing many exciting developments and many exciting opportunities for the residential property investor. Significant recent development projects include the Airport, the Frenchgate Transport Interchange/Shopping Centre, the Lakeside and the Keepmoat Stadium. New projects include new road links to the Airport and the substantial Civil and Cultural Quarter.

We’ve also compiled the following information to assist any Investors looking at Doncaster’s opportunities:

Transport

If you were to look at a map of the UK, then the ideal place to locate a major town would be Doncaster when considering important communication links.

Rail Links, having a station on the East Coast Rail Line means that Doncaster is centrally placed for London and Edinburgh rail transport.

Robin Hood International  Airport April 2005 saw the launch of Doncaster’s major new airport with Doncaster now being recognised as an important European hub.

Port of Hull – is only one hour away with good road and public transport links. P&O Ferries is the operator with ferry crossings to Zebrugge and Rotterdam.

Population

In 2010 Doncaster had a population of 290,600. Of which 184,600 are of working age, with the average full time earnings being £24,018 per annum, (2009). *statistics from the official labourmarket statistics website www.nomisweb.co.uk.

Major employers

Doncaster Council, Peglers Yorkshire, Bridon, GrantRail, Thales, Network Rail, Amazon, DB Schenker, Next Distribution, Ikea Distribution, BT, B&Q, Asda, Tesco, Unilever, RBS, Wincanton, One Call Insurance, Fellowes Manufacturing, Anglo Beef Processors, Cooper Lighting, DFS, ABP, DHL Excel

Crime

Crime fell both between the years ending June 2009 and June 2010, and in the following year. In the last year Crime was broadly in line with the national average. *http://www.police.uk/overview/?q=Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK

Investor Services

Galley Properties offer a bespoke Lettings and/or Property Management for all Landlords and specialise in working with the larger property portfolios. Please email or telephone for further details.

Useful links

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council – www.doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster Visitor Guide – www.visitdoncaster.com

Invest in Doncaster – www.investindoncaster.co.uk

Doncaster College – www.don.ac.uk

Doncaster in Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doncaster

Doncaster’s Civic and Cultular Quarter (Video) – www.doncaster.gov.uk/Business/civic_and_cultural_quarter/flash1/index.htm

Panorama of Doncaster

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