£60m masterplan for Wigan town centre

Part of the new-look Wigan town centre design for the Galleries
Part of the new-look Wigan town centre design for the Galleries
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WIGAN’S town centre is on the verge of a huge makeover as part of a £60m five-year masterplan.

Ambitious developers have this week unveiled their vision to create a cultural and entertainment hub around the current site of The Galleries shopping centre.

And one of many spin-offs would be the generation of more than 400 jobs. As part of the privately-funded initiative, a multiplex cinema with dining and leisure facilities will be built along with the creation of a piazza-style square and revamped street pattern.

The town’s market traders will be re-housed in a purpose-built development near to Market Place.

The developers, Vale Retail, and Wigan Council are inviting residents to view the full plans and give feedback later this month.

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