The previous phase of the mixed-use scheme opened in June 2013 with anchor tenants Sainsbury’s, M&S Simply Food and TK Maxx. This next phase will comprise a 2,000 sq ft restaurant and three retail units ranging between 9,688 sq ft and 16,307 sq ft.
Brookhouse is in talks with a number of local and national operators regarding phase 1B opportunities and work is expected to start on site in September 2014.
Mike Nuttall, Group Property Director at Brookhouse Group, said: “We have always enjoyed strong support from Councillors and council officers which makes continuing to invest in Wigan and Leigh a priority for our Group.
“We have been thrilled by the calibre of tenants that have been attracted to the site so far and we hope the next phase of development will be well underway by the end of 2014”.
Neil Dermott, Associate Director at Cassidy + Ashton, added: “The scheme has been designed to make maximum use of space available and meet the needs of the local community and we are pleased that the development can continue to progress following approval of the planning application.”n.”