Following the exciting news yesterday that Wigan Galleries has received planning approval here are a few words from our Manchester Director Andrew Irving & project lead Mark Whittaker.
“We are proud and ecstatic to announce the planning approval of the hybrid application for the £130m transformation of the Wigan Galleries shopping complex. In collaboration with Cityheart and BCEGI 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 cinema screens, a music and E-sport venue, a 10-lane bowling alley and food and beverage outlets all being proposed. The scheme also includes an evening entertainment space, a 144-bed hotel, 483 residential units, a new market hall including a contemporary food hall, a co-working space, and indoor market, landscaped public areas for annual outdoor events and a basement car park.”
Works on RIBA Stage 3 have commenced in earnest with the design team including WSP Structures, DEP Landscape Architecture, Ridge Engineering, Mosodi, Integrated Health & Safety, Hann Tucker Associates, MM Management and Zerum Planning.
We are excited to see you all in London at the Workspace Design Show 2024!
jmarchitects are excited to see the fast progress on our residential development for Cullross Limited and Caledonia Housing Association.
We are off to an exciting start this year with the demolition phase of the £135m Wigan Galleries redevelopment now completed!