Wigan Civic Trust to hold special talk discussing mammoth Eckersley Mills plans

A special talk on the future of a vast Wigan mill complex is to be hosted by the town’s Civic Trust.
Eckersley Mills, a vast sprawl of largely derelict industrial buildings, are to be transformed into a food hall, business units and accommodation under a multi-million-pound projectEckersley Mills, a vast sprawl of largely derelict industrial buildings, are to be transformed into a food hall, business units and accommodation under a multi-million-pound project
Eckersley Mills, a vast sprawl of largely derelict industrial buildings, are to be transformed into a food hall, business units and accommodation under a multi-million-pound project

Work is already under way to transform mostly derelict Victorian buildings near Wigan Pier into offices, homes, leisure and hospitality attractions in one of the most ambitious local projects in decades.

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Planning permission has been granted for the first two phases and being sought for the third and already the developers are going to be enticing curious locals to the site as of later this month with a series of street food markets on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, right up to Christmas.

An artist's impression of how the first Eckersley mill will look like once work is completeAn artist's impression of how the first Eckersley mill will look like once work is complete
An artist's impression of how the first Eckersley mill will look like once work is complete
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And of course this should be a major boost to the town’s heritage and standing while redeveloping a brown field site.

A talk on the comprehensive development of the complex which includes change the use of much of the buildings and the demolition of some smaller premises.

It will be given by Tom Flanagan of Paul Butler Associates at the Eckersley Mill complex, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan, WN3 5BE on October 10 at 2pm. There is free parking on site.