Work nearing completion on industrial estate expansion
Councillor David Molyneux MBE, and representatives from Huck Construction, FWP, Wigan Council and the Wigan Metropolitan Development Company at Linstock Way.
Work is well underway on the construction of three industrial units at the Linstock Way Industrial Estate, creating more much-needed business space in Wigan Borough.
Construction started in September 2022 on the expansion, which will increase the number of units from six to nine, creating over 3,000sq ft of additional unit space.
The original site is managed by the Wigan Metropolitan Development Company (WMDC) on behalf of the council, with the new units developed, owned and funded by the WMDC.
Councillor David Molyneux MBE, Leader of Wigan Council, said: “It was a real pleasure to visit the site and see these expansion works approaching completion.
“One of the aims of the Wigan Metropolitan Development Company is to provide affordable industrial premises for business in Wigan Borough.
“These three new industrial units will help deliver this aim, expanding this accessible location for businesses and creating jobs in our borough.”
Two of the new units will be 1,000sq ft, with the third slightly larger at 1,200sq ft, adding to the more than 300,000sq ft of space the WMDC lets, supporting more than 300 local businesses.
Jake Huck from Huck Construction, said: “The units have attracted a lot of attention throughout the construction phase and the fact the end product will generate employment opportunities and business growth to the area is fantastic for all concerned.
“We are delighted to be working closely with WMDC and Frank Whittle Partnership Limited in designing and constructing these units in Atherton.”
Daniel Thompson, Partner at FWP, said: “FWP are proud to have worked with Wigan Council and WMDC for over 25 years and it’s great to see another development coming to a successful conclusion.
“These small workshop units are designed specifically to help small businesses grow and develop through well-managed, affordable rented spaces specifically tailored towards the starter market.”
The units are expected to be complete soon and with huge demand for industrial units they are all expected to be filled shortly after, providing that economic boost and employment for the borough.
Find out more about the WMDC and the units available across Wigan Borough (external link).
Posted on Wednesday 22nd March 2023