Aldi distribution centre to relocate to Logistics North

Harworth Estates is pleased to announce that Aldi is to relocate its regional distribution centre from Middleton to Logistics North, near Bolton.

Aldi will now be the first occupants at Logistics North and will build a 41,000 sq m, state-of-the-art distribution centre on a 35 acre plot to support their growing business in the North West. The move is expected to be completed in early 2016 and, in the five years after opening, it is hoped that Aldi will create an additional 100 jobs at the Regional Distribution Centre and 300 jobs in new stores across the north-west.

The final stages of restoration are taking place around the 200 acre site, which Harworth Estates is keen to develop into a major employment hub for the area.

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive at Harworth Estates, said “We’re delighted to welcome Aldi to Logistics North and look forward to their development which will help their business expand and flourish across the region.

“Our aim is to attract great businesses and create hundreds of jobs on the site, which is one of the few with space to build a single building of up to 1,000,000 sq ft.

“I’m also pleased to say that we are in the final stages of restoration on this former surface mine site. It’s taken longer than we’d hoped for due to the bad weather last year, but the surrounding 600 acre Country Park will have public access and create a great environment for any company that wants to come and base themselves in the heart of the region.”