Wigan Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework
This is the long-term plan for Wigan town centre. Key projects include the creation of small business hubs as start-up space, re-development of The Galleries and Market Hall, residential space, creating a more diverse cultural offer and regeneration opportunities linked to the rail stations through HS2.
Wigan Pier Quarter
Wigan Pier Quarter (external link) is a key part of the borough’s heritage and regeneration plans to create an outstanding destination and extend the town centre. Focused around three heritage buildings, the development will create vibrant cultural, leisure and residential space. There is also further development potential along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
The Symmetry Park proposal is to develop a strategic logistics scheme with 1.44 million sq ft of floorspace at Junction 25 of the M6 motorway. The scheme will attract national and international occupiers creating investment and employment opportunities.
An integrated high speed station at Wigan North Western coupled with investment in other transport infrastructure will make Wigan a focal point for the area and enhance the borough’s position as a great place to do business.
With HS2, direct connection to Birmingham will fall to below 35 minutes, with London just over 80 minutes away offering improved access to new suppliers, customers and job opportunities. Wigan Council is working with Transport for Greater Manchester on a plan to be HS2-ready.
The priority is to improve the gateway station, Wigan North Western, to function as an effective transport hub and improve the public realm and connections across the borough. Initial plans include better links to Wigan Wallgate station to improve interconnectivity with east-west rail between Manchester, Southport and Kirkby.
Get in touch
If you plan to locate, invest or develop in Wigan Borough and are interested in any of the above sites or would like more information, please contact the Invest in Wigan Team.