Wigan Council is a stock owning local authority in Greater Manchester, owning approximately 22,000 homes. We provide high quality affordable properties for rent which meet the needs of local communities, and we are the largest provider of affordable homes in the borough.
We are guided by the principles of our Deal 2030 with the aim to provide a “Home for All” We are committed to building new homes which meet the needs of our residents, creating a variety of homes across the borough that will cater for future generations, and for our growing numbers of older people. We want our new homes to support the health and wellbeing of residents, to create local economic benefits and to contribute to our climate change commitments.
Since 2010, we have built around 500 new homes for rent across the borough and we have Investment Partner status with Homes England. Our projects are a range of general needs homes, older people’s housing and specialist supported housing schemes.
Our development projects are managed by our New Build and Regeneration team, based within the Growth and Housing service. We have an ongoing programme of new build and regeneration projects. Further details of our programme can be obtained by emailing [email protected].
Contractor: Caddick Construction Ltd
Client: Wigan Council
Number of houses: 69
The scheme consists of a three storey Extra Care Block with 48 x 1 bed apartments and 3 x 2 bed apartments including residents communal lounge, dining, and kitchen area. Residents’ laundry and scooter room with 24/7 on site support staff. Also on the site is a mixture of bungalows, 10 x 2 bed and 8 x 1 bed including a specialist bariatric bungalow.
The site was partially former...
Contractor: Vistry Partnerships North West
Location: Derby Street, Leigh
Number of houses: 56
The scheme consists of a three storey Extra Care Block with 54 x 1 bed apartments and 2 x 2 bed apartments including residents communal lounge diner and kitchen area. Residents’ laundry and scooter with 24/7 on site support staff.
The site was a former sheltered block which was demolished as it was no longer fit for purpose.
The extra care will be heated using ground source...
Consultant: John McCall Architects Limited
Contractor: RP Tyson Construction Ltd
Location: Leigh, Wigan
Number of houses: 13
The brown field site at York St in Leigh was a former housing site consisting of 20 flats in two blocks and over 2 storeys. The site was demolished in 2003 due to them being difficult to let and drawing anti-social behaviour to the area. The new development consists of a single storey assisted living 5 bedroom apartment block for adults with learning difficulties with 1 sleepover room for...
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