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Living in Wigan
Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It stands on the River Douglas, 7.9 miles south-west of Bolton, 10 miles north of Warrington and 16 miles west-northwest of Manchester. Governed by Wigan Council
Wigan has undergone some major changes over the years.
The Grand Arcade shopping centre was opened on 22 March 2007. The area around the pier is being developed, undergoing a 10-year project rebranding the area as the “Wigan Pier Quarter” . Trencherfield Mill , at the centre of the pier development, will be refurbished and used to house a hotel, a restaurant, a cafe, shops, and 200 apartments. The Wigan Life Centre south building opened on 19 September 2011 housing office accommodation for Wigan Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust and NHS Ashton, Leigh and Wigan and a swimming pool and fitness suite. The former Westwood power station site which was transformed recently into the Westwood Park business park . Chinese state owned trading company Chinamex at a cost of £125M. Up to 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of manufacturing and research space will be created along with an estimated 1,000 jobs. The 12-hectare Mesnes Park is north-west of Wigan town centre. It receives 2 million visitors a year and used to host the Wigan One World Festival.The Heritage Lottery Fund has donated £1.8M to regenerate the park and Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council added £1.6M to that figure. The pavilion and grandstand will be restored.
Living in Wigan
Wigan lies on the meeting point of two primary A roads, the A49 and A577 which link to the M6, M61 motorway and M58 motorway. Increased traffic in recent years, encouraged by retail development, has resulted in very congested main roads for most of the day. This situation is linked to the town’s geography, with river valleys and railway lines impeding road improvement.
The current network of local buses, coordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and departing from the bus station in the town centre, serves Wigan and district.
We have an excellent local knowledge of the Bolton area
Our Vans hold: – 750 cubic feet
That is about 40 medium boxes, 3 + 2 seater sofa, Armchair, TV, Sideboard, Bookcase, Dining Table and Chairs, Coffee Table, Desk, Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine, Dryer, Double Bed, Single Bed, 2 Chest of Drawers, 2 Bedside Units