Well if that comes to frooition, that will be indeed marvellous, and it will be completed just in time for my retirement
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 14:46
You could have a good day in Wigan if that came off
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 14:52
460 car parking spaces in the basement is this to replace the existing car park or extra parking
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 14:56
464 housing units? Who would want to live there?
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 16:54
Have you ever been underneath The Galleries in the service area, because it is massive, articulated lorries drive around under there, or should I say they did before everything closed
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 16:58
Who is going to stay in the hotel?
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 17:21
TTS I remember when they dug it out, But will the galleries car park still be used. With over 400 housing units plus a hotel plus every thing else that is planned which will req parking 460 parking spaces are nothing in the equation
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 17:34
The residential units will probably use the underground car park, gaffer said this a while back, that the only way they can make money out of places like The Galleries is to have a mixed use, which includes residential units
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 18:44
Wot it will look like
Not sure about those weeds though
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 18:47
Most of us live in 'Wigan Borough'. Most of us pay council tax for living in 'Wigan Borough'.
Most of us, who pay council tax to Wigan Borough, don't live in Wigan.
So, why is it that Wigan gets all the money spent on it ?
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 19:06
you could have applied for EU money but you voted out Tonker
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 19:19
Wigan does not get all the money.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 19:29
Tommy you have said previously that they are going to knock the flats down in Worsley Mesnes, do you think they will move people to the Galleries?
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 19:49
Peter Israel, no, I didn't vote out. And, yes, I could get EU money, as an agricultural landowner. All I'd have to do is apply for it.
TTS, maybe not 'all' the money, but Wigan gets more than all the other contributing towns put together.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 19:52
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grand arcade next ?
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 20:15
Wonder if they'll knock the Galleries Clock down? On a serious note it can't be any worse than it is now. Too many unused empty shops. Looks similar to what has just opened in Warrington.
Replied: 15th Dec 2020 at 21:20
The bottom end of The Galleries, the old Morrison's. Argos, Market Hall etc is definitely coming down, and looking at those pictures it looks like the rest of it will be coming down too.
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 13:56
That outside space will be great for events. That part of town needs to be used for entertainment. There's empty units in the galleries and Mesnes street as more and more people shop online.
I'd think it would cost more than 130 million to build what they are proposing though.
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 14:10
It probably will cost more, but they will recoup the money from sales of the residential units, and from rental of the residential units, and it is hoped that the 'hospitality' venues will generate income for the complex, and for the town, 'hospitality' is the word now isn't it
Mind you I can think of many clubs and bars in Wigan, which were anything but 'hospitable'
Replied: 17th Dec 2020 at 15:46