Published: 1st May 2019

Step Places has submitted its plans to transform the historic Wigan Pier to Wigan Council. If passed, the development will see Step Places, The Old Courts, Wigan Council and the Canal and River Trust work together to transform the currently disused 18th-century industrial buildings into a vibrant cultural destination for both locals and visitors. A new gin distillery and microbrewery will be created on the site of the old museum along with a food hall, with spaces for café, bar & deli retailers, with decorative glass features and a large space for seating on the ground and mezzanine floors. The former Orwell public house will become a waterside events venue hosting weddings, exhibitions, conferences and the former education centre will be brought back to offer cultural workshops and classes that improve community cohesion. The development will also include new housing creating attractive living spaces, with townhouses featuring canal facing gardens … (To read the full article, subscribe below)