From left: Ian Tempest and Ciara Sweeney of Freeths, PNW's Dan Whelan, and Hayley Fielden of Wigan Council. Credit: Place North West

PODCAST | Unlocking Wigan’s potential

Wigan’s regeneration journey is gathering pace. This podcast, brought to you by Freeths, takes a look at the work that is going into transforming the town centre and explores why Wigan is arguably Greater Manchester’s hottest investment prospect.

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Hayley Fielden service manager at Wigan Council, and Ian Tempest and Ciara Sweeney, partner and director at Freeths respectively, joined Place North West deputy editor Dan Whelan to discuss the various projects reshaping the town and share their experiences of the challenges of unlocking large-scale regeneration.

A proactive and development-savvy local council has, in recent years, opened the door to investment in Wigan and the private sector is buying into the local authority’s vision to create a vibrant and attractive town centre.

The regeneration of the former Galleries Shopping Centre is the centrepiece of Wigan’s rebirth, comprising plans for homes a new market hall, and much more.

Freeths has been involved in this project from the outset, advising on the acquisition, procurement, and planning processes.

On this podcast, Tempest and Sweeney take us behind the curtain, detailing the work Freeths has done to bring this project into being.

Listen to the podcast at the top of this article to learn how Wigan is taking its destiny into its own hands.

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Really hope Wigan becomes the next Stockport. Will go towards balancing out the Greater Manchester divide/inequality.
Its location has been a downfall when compared to some of the other towns in the city region, it’s now the time to start taking advantage of the town’s far reaching impact.

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I would love to see metrolink connecting us

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