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.
jmarchitects are delighted to be reappointed to Calanais Visitor Centre!
Following a public tender process, jmarchitects are delighted to announce our design team have been re-selected to progress the next stages of the development of the Calanais Visitor Centre!
We are pleased to announce that Julie is now a qualified Mental Health First Aider!
Julie from our Glasgow studio joins our team of Mental Health First Aiders who are here to offer support and promote positive wellbeing in the workplace.
jmarchitects Edinburgh welcomes Rachel to the team!
While our technical team goes from strength to strength, so does the jmarchitects Admin team! We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Rachel Mach, who joins us in Scotland working with both our Edinburgh and Glasgow studios.