A COMPANY which had its warehouse destroyed by a massive fire has found a new home.

Kitchen and bathroom wholesaler PJH Group was previously based in the former Lucozade factory, on the Worsley Trading Estate, in Little Hulton.

In November 2018, a blaze tore through the building, leaving it around 90 per cent destroyed.

The company, which employs almost 500 people across a number of UK sites, has now signed a lease to become the fourth tenant at the Multiply development, at Logistics North.

Richard George, Chief Executive of PJH Group, said: “This is great news for both PJH and our customers ensuring we can continue to provide a first-class service.

"I would also like to thank our advisors Doherty Baines in helping secure these excellent facilities.”

Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Ebrahim Adia, added: “I am pleased to see another major company choosing to invest in Bolton.

"It is clear there is a real demand for units of this type and the expansion of Logistics North means Bolton is well positioned to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.”

Multiply Logistics North is a joint venture between Harworth and the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF).

So far, approximately 158,000 sq. feet has been let out, with around 276,000 sq. ft still available. PJH Group have taken a lease for 62,952 sq. ft of space and they follow rijo42, UW Homes Services and Hardscape Ltd in signing at the site.

Ian Ball, Executive Director of Income Generation at Harworth Group plc, said: “Securing four new lettings in just over six months justifies the joint venture’s decision to build speculative industrial space to absorb continued demand for well-located, energy efficient space.

"On a personal note, PJH is an excellent business and I’m pleased that we’ve brought further good quality employment to the site.”

John Styles, Partner at Knight Frank Investment Management LLP, which advises the LCPF added: "PJH’s decision to relocate means that over 500 people are now employed within ‘Multiply Logistics North’ and we are delighted that we’re making a valuable contribution to the ongoing success of the North West economy.”