We are proud and ecstatic to announce that we have been appointed in collaboration with BCEGI and Cityheart to design and deliver the £130m transformation of the Wigan Galleries shopping complex. Plans will see the retail hub completely re-imagined with design proposals including leisure and entertainment facilities, a hotel, hundreds of new homes, a new market hall and a large public square for outdoor events. In doing so providing Wigan town centre with new purpose built destination and attractive options for living, working, and visiting to ensure it has a sustainable long-term future.

The masterplan totally transforms The Galleries with a reduction in retail space and a focus on leisure, with a multimedia centre including a six-screen cinema, a music and E-sport venue, a 10-lane bowling alley, an indoor mini golf facility and food and beverage outlets all being proposed. The scheme also includes an evening entertainment space, a hotel, 464 residential units, a new market hall including a contemporary food hall, a co-working space, and small offices suites, landscaped public areas for annual outdoor events and a 460-space car park.

Works on RIBA Work Stage 3 will commence in earnest in earlier January. The team including WSP Structures, DEP Landscape Architecture, Ridge Engineering and Zerum Planning cannot wait to re-engage with Wigan Council to progress this exciting and transformational scheme in the New Year.

Credit: Mark Whittaker, jmarchitects Manchester

Related News

Bolton Market Site Visit!

Bolton Market Site Visit!

jmarchitects just visited site to witness the fast progress of the new steelwork installation, whilst ground is being prepared for the structural floor slab! It’s so great to see it all taking shape!



64 Queen Street

0131 464 6100


50 Bell Street
G1 1LQ

0141 333 3920


Second Floor
37 Alfred Place
London WC1E 7DP

0207 580 5330


3A, 54 Princess Street
M1 6HS

0161 200 6300