A NEW petrol station is set to be built on the Logistics North site.

A&F Forecourts Ltd bought a 2.2 acre plot at the entrance to the development, and have planning permission from Bolton Council for a petrol filling station, forecourt shop, car wash and Electric Vehicle charging points.

Construction for the project should begin in September, and is estimated to take twelve months.

Dave Jones, non-executive director at A&F Forecourts Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have completed this investment acquisition and to be able to add this exceptional site to our portfolio.

"It has been a pleasure working with the team once again at Harworth and we are particularly grateful for the expert input received from Lamb and Swift Commercial Property services and HSBC plc.

“We now look forward to pressing ahead with the development phase to reinforce our contribution to the Logistics North success story.”

Logistics North is one of the largest commercial developments in the North West.

The site was created by the Harworth Group, one of the UK's leading land and property regeneration firms, with planning consent given to the firm in December 2013.

Nearly 6,000 people are now employed on the site by a range of different occupiers based there including Amazon, Aldi, Whistl, MBDA, Greene King, Costa and Komatsu.

Only two plots are left at the Logistics North site, capable of providing over 180,000 sq. ft

Steven Knowles, regional director for the North West at Harworth Group plc, said: “Logistics North has been a tremendous success story for Bolton and the North West and this latest deal edges us closer to realising our vision for the scheme.

"We are hopeful that we will be able to conclude the development of the site by the end of next year, delivering further jobs and investment well ahead of our initial schedule.”

The development is expected to deliver over 7,000 jobs and add around £300m in Gross Value Added to the Greater Manchester economy per annum once it has been completed.