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Bolton is evolving

Bolton is the largest town in the UK with a population of over 260,000. Situated 10 miles northwest of Manchester, it is ideally located and has excellent transport connections making it a popular place to base a business.

Bolton today is undergoing a £1bn transformation across six town centre locations making it a place with ambitious growth plans.

It is one of the largest towns in Europe with a talented workforce. Home to a fantastic university, varied cultural offer, leading businesses, developers and creative start-ups. The potential is huge with 6.6billion annual visitors attracted to Bolton and host to world class events including Ironman UK and Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

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Get to know Bolton

Home to a number of well-established household names

Bolton is the largest town in the UK with a population of over 260,000. Situated 10 miles northwest of Manchester, it is ideally located and has excellent transport connections making it a popular place to base a business.

Bolton is a well known as a town for business and is home to the UK’s largest family bakery, Warburtons. It is also home to AO.com who started their business in Bolton 20 years ago, their head office is still located in Bolton at Orbit’s Parklands development.

The town is the chosen location for many call centre, hi-tech electronic and IT companies but also retains traditional industries, employing people in paper manufacturing, packaging, textiles and building materials. In 2003, Bolton was granted Fairtrade Town status which recognises it as a centre of business, something which continues to benefit companies of all sizes based in the town today.

Our office space near the town centre range from both managed and traditional office space at The Valley, just off the A666, to Orlando Bridge just a 3-minute walk from Bolton’s railway station. In and around the town centre there are a wealth of amenities including gyms, cafés, restaurants and bars, cinemas and two indoor shopping centres. The area is also well served by supermarkets including Morrisons, ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Aldi.

There are a number of local hotels including The Last Drop Village which is set in 3 acres of land and less than 5 miles from the town centre.

Bolton is well connected to the rest of the northwest, with 4 major motorways within 15 minutes

The nearby motorway network which includes the M60, M61, M62 & M66 provides businesses excellent connectivity with the rest of the northwest making it a fantastic location for recruiting and employing office staff from across the region.

The journey to Manchester city centre is only 25 minutes by car and Preston is only 17 miles away via the M61 motorway. Bolton benefits from a superb public transport system with Bolton Train Station serving Blackpool, Preston, Bolton, Manchester City Centre and Manchester airport. The town is also well served by regular bus services to the surrounding towns including Wigan, Blackburn and Chorley. It’s great level of connectivity, ease of recruitment and great facilities make it an ideal location for business.

Bolton is home to Middlebrook, the UK’s largest Retail & Business Park

Orbit’s Middlebrook Retail & Business Park is the largest integrated and sustainable employment, leisure, sports and retail scheme in the UK with over 12.5 Million visitors each year.

The amenities are unrivalled anywhere else in the UK. ASDA and Tesco Extra supermarkets are situated here, as are high street brands such as M&S, Next, TK Maxx, Boots, Home Bargains, DFS and Smyth’s Toys. There are also a wide variety of restaurants & cafés including, Wagamamma, TGI Fridays, Nando’s, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Starbucks. There is also a 12-screen Vue Cinema and Hollywood Bowl.

The Premier Inn and Bolton Whites Hotel are both within walking distance. The Whites Hotel provide conference facilities as does Bolton Arena which also offers a gym and various sporting activities. The iconic Bolton Wanderers football stadium is also located at Middlebrook. Quite simply, Middlebrook has something for everyone.

Situated less than 5 miles from Bolton town centre and adjacent to Junction 6 of the M61 motorway Middlebrook is superbly situated for recruiting and employing office staff from across the region. It also has its own Railway Station, Horwich Parkway, with direct services to Blackpool, Preston Bolton, Manchester City Centre and Manchester airport. With regular bus services into Bolton and other surrounding towns such as Wigan and Chorley it makes Middlebrook an easily accessible and exciting place to work.

Bolton Middlebrook

We welcome visitors to our office on a regular basis and find the immediate access to motorway connections, a train station on our doorstep and Manchester Airport just half an hour away very beneficial to our business.

Natalie Wood
Technical Specialist Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland
Parklands, Middlebrook