Flats plan to 'breathe new life' into Wigan building

The building which could be turned into flatsThe building which could be turned into flats
The building which could be turned into flats | jpimedia
A new flats plan is set to “breathe new life” into a Wigan building .

Applicant Andrew Carter plans to convert 40 Bridgeman Terrace from a mixed use facility into six flats.

The building overlooks the picturesque Mesnes Park which dates back to the Victorian times.

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But developers have said the building has detoriated over the years and has suffered from a lack of maintenance.

In planning documents on behalf of applicant Mr Carter, RJG Architecture Ltd, said: “Our client has purchased the property at 40 Bridgeman Terrace which is located within the Conservation Area of Wigan, and the proposal is to convert the building from a mixed used facility to six self-contained flats.

“The building overlooks Mesnes Park of Wigan.

“The existing building is being proposed to be converted into flats and the erection of a rear dormer together with the introduction of a new rooflight to the front of the building and a new one to the rear.

“The building has deteriorated over the years and has suffered from a lack of maintenance and requires some special care and attention to upgrade this building.”

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The ground floor of the building had been used by travel agents Rankin Travel with the upper floor used for residential purposes, but that use ended in October last year.

They added: “Floor boards to the front ground floor room have caved in to the basement, so are in desperate need of repair, in order to breathe life back into the building.”

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