Multiply Logistics North Bolton NEW
The van park will be located next to Amazon's149,000 sq ft last mile distribution hub. Credit: via FTIConsulting

Amazon increases Bolton presence  

Dan Whelan

The e-commerce giant plans to create a 400-space van park at Harworth’s Multiply Logistics North, taking its overall footprint at the site to 640,000 sq ft. 

The van park will be built on plot F2H, previously earmarked for a 131,000 sq ft warehouse, plans for which were approved in 2019. 

The site straddles the boroughs of Bolton and Salford and is next to a 149,000 sq ft last mile distribution hub Amazon signed for in June. 

Amazon’s van park would include 100% EV charging provision for the van storage bays, in line with the company’s ambition of powering all of its operations through renewable energy by 2030. 

Plans for the scheme have been lodged with both Bolton Council and Salford City Council. DWD Property + Planning is the planning consultant and S+SA Architects is leading on design. 

Amazon also occupies a 358,000 sq ft warehouse that formed part of phase one of Multiply. Other names at the site include Lidl, Aldi and Whistl. 

Once complete, Multiply will provide 4m sq ft of employment space across 250 acres. At present, 1.8m sq ft has completed or is under construction. 

The park is a joint venture between Harworth and LPPI Real Estate Fund and is managed by Knight Frank Investment Management. 

The developers declined to comment on Amazon’s van park plans.

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