New auto centre is latest arrival in development of Robin Park site

A new autocentre predicted to provide a boost to Wigan's economy is progressing at the popular Robin Park retail area.

Wednesday, 17th May 2017, 11:22 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:30 pm
WIGAN 11-05-17 Exterior of a new auto centre, being built behind Sports Direct, at Robin Retail Park, off Robin Park Road, Wigan.

Building work at the site behind Sports Direct continues apace and is one of several new units springing up at the retail park.

The In N’ Out car servicing centre received planning permission one year ago and is designed to be a “fast-fit option” for vehicle service, MOTs and repairs which runs on 30 minute appointment slots.

It will include an on-site waiting lounge and vehicle access will be from the existing entrance off Robin Park Road.

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Shoppers will also have noticed the set of new units on the main area of the retail park are approaching completion including the Costa drive-through, Subway and EE outlets.

Planning documents for the autocentre submitted to the council read: “It is hoped that the proposal will help to promote further business within Robin Retail Park.

“It is also hoped that the project will enhance the portfolio of business and uses that the area as a whole has to offer, further enhancing and strengthening Wigan’s commercial and economic viability and sustainability.”

The autocentre, built on an existing parking area, means a reduction of 29 spaces, according to the documents. It will also provide six full-time jobs roles.

This will be in addition to the loss of parking spaces on the main area of the park due to the new units which could have a knock-on impact at peak times.

In N’ Out currently operates 18 outlets across the country including sites in Warrington, Liverpool and Leeds.