2nd October 2008

Lathams secures green light for £200 million regeneration

Lathams has secured unanimous planning permission, listed building and conservation area consent for a £200 million scheme to regenerate part of the historic Wigan Pier Quarter.

The granting of planning consent for the 15 acre Eckersley site, which is bounded by the Leeds Liverpool Canal fronting Wigan Pier and the River Douglas, establishes this as one of the most important regeneration and development projects in the North West

It is the culmination of over three years' collaboration between south Manchester-based property development company Maryland Securities Group and Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council planners.

The award-winning masterplan design has been developed by Lathams Director Stuart Hodgkinson along with Manchester architects Hodder + Partners.

The mixed use urban village scheme provides over 300 new homes, commercial and cultural facilities, a new hotel, cafes and restaurants extending to over 1 million sqft of new build and conversions. Key throughout the scheme are the quality of the built environment and the associated public realm, as well as the careful preservation and re-use of the existing Eckersley heritage.

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Green light for £200m regeneration