Retailer Aldi is to relocate its regional distribution centre from Middleton to Logistics North, the Harworth Estates site near Bolton.
Aldi will build a 41,000 sq m (441,000 sq ft) distribution centre on a 35 acre plot. The move is expected to be completed in early 2016. The final stages of restoration are taking place around the 200 acre site.
Owen Michaelson, chief executive at Harworth Estates, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Aldi to Logistics North and look forward to their development which will help their business expand and flourish across the region.
“Our aim is to attract great businesses and create hundreds of jobs on the site, which is one of the few with space to build a single building of up to 1,000,000 sq ft.
In the five years after opening, Aldi hopes to create an additional 100 jobs at the regional distribution centre and 300 jobs in new stores across the north-west.