Planning approved for £135M redevelopment of Wigan shopping centre
Cityheart has been granted planning permission for its £135M redevelopment of the Galleries Shopping Centre in Wigan town centre.
The plans include detailed and outline proposals covering an array of leisure facilities including a multimedia centre, which will be home to a multi-screen cinema, a ten-lane bowling alley, new food and drink outlets, multi-purpose venue and indoor mini golf.
A purpose-built pavilion off Market Street will provide new food and drink establishments and evening entertainment, while a market hall will be delivered, which will include traditional market stalls, new retail units, co-working spaces, small offices and a contemporary food hall.
Work is due to start on site in January next year. Over 600 full time jobs will be created once the site is operational and further jobs and apprenticeships will be created during the construction stage.