Plans unveiled for £60million revamp of Wigan town centre

Artists impression of new plans for Wigan Town Centre. Credit: The Galleries, Wigan

A £60m revamp for Wigan town centre has been unveiled.

The proposed development - to be called the 'The Makinson Quarter' - will remodel the Galleries shopping centre and return the town centre’s former street layout.

A new supermarket will form part of the redevelopment. Credit: The Galleries, Wigan

The aim is to create space for a new supermarket and return the markets to their original location.

There will also be a leisure hub centred around a new square.

The new-look Galleries shopping centre in Wigan. Credit: The Galleries, Wigan

The re-development is expected will create 400 jobs.

Adrian Oliver of Vale Retail, which represents the Galleries, said: “This development will make Wigan a great place to shop, keeping shoppers shopping here rather than migrating to out of town retail parks and the internet.

Mr Oliver added: “The leisure hub incorporating a multi-screen cinema, gym, restaurants, bars and cafes will attract more people into the town centre and help build a night time economy."

New leisure facilities are planned. Credit: The Galleries, Wigan

Members of the community can view the plans and give feedback at Ashton Gallery, on the first floor of The Galleries, on Friday 22 November between 11.00am and 7.00pm and on Saturday 23 November between 9.00pm and 6.00pm.

People can also share their thoughts on a dedicated website at:

A planning application is expected to be submitted in December this year.