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Two drive-thru units are included in the plans. Credit: planning documents

Eden pursues Hindley Green expansion

A partial redevelopment is being lined up at the Wigan business park, with 63,600 sq ft of industrial space set to replace an office block.

Eden Asset Management’s proposal for Hindley Green Business Park, now lodged with the local authority, is for 17 commercial units, landscaping and two drive-through units, to house a coffee shop and a restaurant.

The development plot fronts the site onto Leigh Road and is currently occupied by a two-storey brick office building, along with yard space currently used for parking.

Planning consultancy Urban Future is advising Eden on the redevelopment of an asset last traded in 2019.

As outlined at the time of its purchase from Cording, the site comprised 360,436 sq ft across five industrual buildings and the Orchard House office block.

The site is in a designated primary employment area, with the M61, M6 and East Lancs Road all within a few miles.

Campbell Driver Partnership is the architect for the scheme. SCP, WML and LK Consult are also on the professional team.

The largest units within the planed scheme are a pair of 8,000 sq ft facilities, with most of the remainder being between 1,200 sq ft and 4,250 sq ft.

In addition to the units, the plans include 143 new parking spaces and 22 EV charging points.

In its planning statement, Urban Future claims that the borough of Wigan has lost close to 300 acres of employment land in recent years, with uncertainty facing a further 171 acres within the current core strategy.

An earlier iteration of the scheme was withdrawn in early December. Those plans, not significantly different from the current version,  had aroused opposition from Cllr John Vickers, a ward councillor representing residents concerned about additional traffic generated by the food & beverage units.

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