A SECOND tenant has been announced for the Logistics North development near Bolton.

Before Christmas the Bolton News revealed that Solus was set to bring one of its accident repair centres to the Middlebrook site.

And now it has been confirmed that an unnamed pharmaceuticals supplier will join them at the joint venture between Harworth and the Lancashire County Pension Fund.

The 1decade-long deal for the latest 20,434 square foot unit means that that just three of the nine buildings erected under their Multiply initiative remain vacant.

Solus took up a 25,947 square foot unit, also for the next 10 years, and one similar, one larger and one six times that size are still outstanding.

Tim Powner, Harworth's asset manager, said: "It's been another busy year for Multiply, emphasising Logistics North's position as the north west's leading distribution location.

"The three remaining units are the subject of strong interest and our immediate priority is to let these out to good-quality occupiers in the first half of this year."

Piers Windsor, senior investment manager at Knight Frank, one of the joint agents for the location, with B8 Real Estate and Jones Lang LaSalle, added: "We're very pleased with how Multiply Logistics North has developed over the past two-and-a-half years, realising a strong income stream for the pension fund and Harworth whilst delivering hundreds of new jobs for Bolton and Greater Manchester.

"We are confident that the existing scheme will be fully let shortly."

The new pair of enterprises will join more than 6,000 people who currently work on the site, which first received outline planning consent in 2013.

To date the likes of Amazon, Aldi, Whistl, MBDA, Greene King, Costa and Komatsu have located there.

Supporters hope the workforce there will swell to 7,000 plus by the end of the project, while adding £300million in gross added value to the local economy.