AN employment hub is going from strength to strength as the site continues to expand.

This week a Costa drive-through opened at Logistics North in Over Hulton, providing 16 new jobs.

And a new pub, Greene King's Pine Tree Farm, is due to open on August 21.

Costa manager, Chris Halliwell, said: “We are in a unique area here, there is not really anything around us. Logistics North is going to keep growing so custom can only get better.”

The openings are the latest in a series of developments taking place on the site.

Construction has also begun on the project known as Multiply at Logistics North, where 10 commercial units are being built. The project is planned to take place over a two-year period.

John Styles, partner at Knight Frank Investment Management, said: “Getting steelwork out of the ground is always one of the most exciting milestones in any commercial development and we’re pleased that everything remains on-track for all three Multiply units to be completed by November. High specification new commercial space remains at a premium in the North West and we are confident we can meet pent-up demand in the region.”

Two other commercial units will be ready for occupation at the start of next year.

In January, the second largest postal operator in the UK, Whistl, announced its decision to take on a 10-year lease at the site, with more than 300 staff recently beginning work from the new depot.

Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, said: "We are delighted that Logistics North continues to provide further employment opportunities for our residents and I am sure more high-quality companies will relocate to the development once these new units are completed.”