Hodder + Partners Wins Approval for Mixed-Used Scheme

27 October 2010 (Last Updated October 27th, 2010 18:30)

Planning consent has been received from Wigan Borough Council for the £200m ($317m) mixed-use scheme near Eckersley Mills in Manchester, England. UK-based practice Hodder + Partners presented a design that intends to redevelop the 15-acre site in the town centre around Wigan Pier.

Planning consent has been received from Wigan Borough Council for the £200m ($317m) mixed-use scheme near Eckersley Mills in Manchester, England.

UK-based practice Hodder + Partners presented a design that intends to redevelop the 15-acre site in the town centre around Wigan Pier.

The work will include the creation of 300 homes, commercial and cultural facilities, a new hotel, cafes and restaurants.

Maryland is delivering the project, which is expected to maintain the heritage of the area, according to architectsjournal.co.uk.

The plans underwent three years of consultation and received support from the Prince's Regeneration Trust and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment.