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 Wigan Council has been working closely with Galleries25 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. If the plan is approved by councillors, then we hope to start on site in early 2022.