Lathams Wins Planning Permission for UK Regeneration Scheme

1 February 2011 (Last Updated February 1st, 2011 18:30)

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 archit

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.