In December 2020, Wigan Council appointed Galleries25 – a joint venture partnership between Cityheart and Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) – as their Strategic Development Partner for the circa £130 million redevelopment of the Galleries Shopping Centre in Wigan. The redevelopment aims to provide a vibrant new retail, leisure and residential scheme in the heart of the town centre, with landscaped public realm square and room for 460 car parking spaces.
Since December 2020 Wigan Council has been working closely with the Galleries25 team to establish a more detailed plan. In May, a pre-planning consultation launched – giving traders, retailers and members of the public the opportunity to have their say before the plan goes to planning committee in Autumn. In June the Council signed the Development Agreement with Cityheart and also the Galleries25 team submitted the detailed planning application for the site. The plans will be determined at a special planning committee scheduled on Tuesday 2nd November. If approved, work will commence early 2022.