Town centre set for facelift

An artist's impression of the town centre after the facelift
An artist's impression of the town centre after the facelift
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THE heart of Wigan town centre is to be given a million pound makeover.

Council bosses say the ambitious plans are part of their promise to make the borough’s town centres “fit for the future.”

Market Place is to be levelled making it easier for big events to be hosted with an open seating area.

The local authority funded proposal - costing £1.3m - will contribute to the drastic revamp of the centre of Wigan following on from the announcements of a £60m redevelopment of The Galleries and the £16m plan for a new bus station.

Coun David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council, said: “This will be a total transformation of one of the most high-profile parts of central Wigan. It will create a modern focal point for the whole community, which we’ll be able to use for a wider variety of events and activities.”

Architects will resurface Market Place, remove the existing walls and plant trees to complement a shallow water feature, the plans reveal.

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