Harworth Group has completed the steel structure work for its 50,809 sq ft unit at Logistics North.
The unit, which is being built by Caddick Construction on Harworth’s behalf, will be suitable for a range of manufacturing or distribution uses.
The group said that 11% of its space will comprise a category A fit out first floor office, alongside 45,215 sq ft of warehouse space. The unit will be marketed by retained agents B8 Real Estate and JLL for either a long-term letting or for sale, with a range of “bespoke fit-out” solutions available.
The build-out is being in part funded by a £3m evergreen loan from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Harworth received outline planning consent for Logistics North at the end of December 2013, since then nearly 6,000 people have been employed on the site by a range of different occupiers based there including Amazon, Aldi, Whistl, MBDA, Greene King, Costa and Komatsu.
Once complete, the development will aim to deliver over 7,000 jobs and add around £300m in gross value added to the Greater Manchester economy per annum.
Cllr Martyn Cox, deputy leader for Bolton Council: “It’s great to hear that work is progressing well on construction of the final industrial unit at Logistics North. This flagship retail and logistics site is fast becoming one of our prime business and employment locations.
“In recent years it has attracted household names in the distribution and retail world, putting Bolton on the map as a centre of excellence in this sector.”
He added: “We are hopeful that by spring a tenant can be secured for this final unit which will bring further employment opportunities for our residents.
“The kind of high quality jobs at places such as Logistics North will be exactly what Bolton needs as we emerge from the lockdown in the coming months. Our economic recovery from the pandemic depends on the continuing success of this type of site in Bolton.”
Steven Knowles, regional director for North West Harworth Group, commented that the development of the final industrial unit at Logistics North marks an “important milestone” for the scheme, which is the largest live commercial development in the North West.
He said: “We continue to see strong levels of demand for logistics space in the region, with Logistics North able to offer prospective occupiers high quality, modern distribution space, as well as access to the M60, M61 and M62 with over 21 million consumers within a two hour drive.”