Harworth signs Aldi at Cutacre

Aldi is to relocate its regional distribution centre from Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton to a new 440,000 sq ft warehouse at the former Cutacre colliery, renamed Logistics North, near Bolton.

Aldi will be the first occupant at Logistics North and will build on a 35-acre plot to support its growing business in the North West, where it has 90 of its 477 UK stores.

The move is expected to be completed in early 2016.

Harworth separated from former parent company UK Coal in December 2012. It is now 24.9% owned by Coalfield Resources, formerly UK Coal, with the balance held by the Industry-Wide Mineworkers' Pension Scheme and the Industry-Wide Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme.

Owen Michaelson, chief executive at Harworth Estates, said "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."

DTZ and Jones Lang LaSalle act for Harworth Estates. Harris Keane advised Aldi.

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