UK-based practice Lathams has secured planning permission, and listed building and conservation area consent for a £200m ($321.5m) scheme to regenerate part of the historic Wigan Pier Quarter in Manchester.
Lathams designed the master plan in collaboration with Manchester-based architects Hodder + Partners.
The Wigan Pier project will be managed by Manchester-based property development company Maryland Securities Group.
Planning consent has been granted for the 60,702m² Eckersley site bounded by the Leeds Liverpool Canal fronting Wigan Pier and the River Douglas.
The urban village scheme consists of over 300 new homes, commercial and cultural facilities, a new hotel, and cafes and restaurants spanning over 92,904m².
The regeneration scheme will focus on the quality of the built environment and the associated public realm, as well as preservation and re-use of the existing Eckersley heritage.
Lathams also undertook a comprehensive public consultation process and won support from over 97% of respondents along with English Heritage, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, CABE and NWDA.