A second big name has signed up for a new £100million retail park on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
Boots UK has been confirmed for the planned extension of the Prime Four Business Park in Kingswells.
An application has been submitted to Aberdeen City Council by developer Drum for a 320,000 sq ft retail development next to the existing business park.
Next has already been confirmed as the first retailer on the park, which will also include a food store.
It is anticipated that the new retail park will deliver 500 new jobs.
A spokesman for the national pharmacy chain said: “At Boots UK, we are continually reviewing new locations to make sure our stores are where our customers need us most.
“We support the application from Drum Property Group for a new retail development in the Prime Four location, as the site has significant potential for Boots UK and other retailers should planning permission be granted.”
Graeme Bone, group managing director of Drum Property Group, said: “Boots will be a natural fit for the new retail park and shows the potential it has for major retailers to complement existing retail provision across the rest of the city.
“We are currently in active discussions with a number of other retailers for the new retail park, some of whom are looking to expand their presence in Aberdeen, and others who are new to the city.
“As well as jobs, new services and retailer brands, a development of this size will have a significant positive economic impact on the area at a very challenging time for the north-east economy.”