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Bolton - Unit 24 Middlebrook Retail Park The Linkway, Horwich Lancashire BL6 6JA

6,104 sq.ft Unit With A3 Planning

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Middlebrook, The UK’s largest retail and leisure park.

Middlebrook is a landmark mixed-use development located at Junction 6 off the M61 motorway. At almost 676,000 sq ft (62,811 sqm) it is the largest retail and leisure destination in the UK, attracting 12.5 million shoppers a year.

Located adjacent to the University of Bolton Stadium, home of Bolton Wanderers FC, the Retail Park includes over 40 retailers, 4 cafés, 13 restaurants, a Hollywood Bowl and is anchored by Next, ASDA, Marks & Spencer and a Vue cinema.

Adjacent to the Retail Park, the development includes a prestigious, modern business park with over 5,500 staff and an extensive residential development of 400 homes. Middlebrook also benefits from its own train station – Horwich Parkway – with direct services between Manchester City Centre, Blackpool, Preston and Manchester Airport. In addition to having free parking for over 3,000 cars, Middlebrook is well served by local bus routes from the surrounding area.

Middlebrook’s on-site response centre is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, regularly patrolled by security and monitored by CCTV.

  • Attracts a high proportion of Affluent Families and Young Professionals
  • Comparison goods spend is 2% above the national average
  • Draws from a catchment of over 2 million shoppers
  • Averages over 1 million shoppers per month
  • Over 240,000 shoppers per week at peak trading.
  • 676,000 sq.ft
  • 40 Retailers
  • 13 Restaurants
  • 12.5M Shoppers P/A
  • 3 ,000 Parking Spaces

Middlebrook Retail Park has a wide catchment drawing in customers from across the North West with shoppers visiting the wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment on the country’s largest Retail Park. Weekday shopping footfall is supported by lunchtime and evening trade from the 5,500 office workers on site, and at weekends Middlebrook has an established reputation as one of the region’s top shopping and leisure destinations.

With over 40 stores, a nine screen Vue cinema, Hollywood Bowl and several well-known national restaurant brands the Park’s regular trade receives a considerable boost at Bank Holidays, Christmas and Easter as well as throughout the summer and the available unit is well located to take advantage of this additional holiday footfall.


Situated approximately 18 miles to the North West of Manchester, Middlebrook enjoys excellent transport links by road and rail. The development is adjacent to Junction 6 of the M61 motorway which extends the Retail Park’s catchment area North of Preston and into the regional centres of Manchester and Warrington to the South. This overall catchment area includes a population of almost 2.2M, while the core catchment has a population close to 560,000. The core catchment includes shoppers from Bolton to the East, Chorley to the North, as well as Wigan & Standish to the West.

The Park has its own railway station, Horwich Parkway, with direct services between Blackpool, Preston, Bolton and Manchester City Centre. The site is also well served by regular bus services to many surrounding towns including Bolton, Wigan & Chorley.

Unit 24

  • A3 planning consent
  • Central high footfall location
  • Large visible signage
  • Immediately available

Retail Unit 6,104 sq.ft

  • 204 Restaurant Covers Comprising 51 Tables
  • Plus 60 Bar Covers Comprising 13 Tables
  • Plus 80 External Covers Comprising 20 Tables


Strictly by prior arrangement via Metis Real Estate Advisors or with Dan Gazzard, Morgan Williams or James Potter, Avison Young

Tom Powell:

Subject To Contract & Without Prejudice

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  • Status: Available
  • Area sq ft: 6,104
  • Area m sq: 567.08
  • Location: Bolton