The regeneration of a culturally iconic destination to provide housing, office, retail and leisure facilities.


The regeneration of a culturally iconic destination to provide housing, office, retail and leisure facilities.


 Step Places have been chosen as the preferred development partners for the regeneration of the famous Wigan Pier buildings, working in conjunction with Wigan Council and the Canal & River Trust to create a destination based offer labelled “The Pier Quarter”. Our proposals will see this iconic destination rejuvenated to become a cultural and culinary focal point, not only for Wigan town centre but nationally.

This important heritage site at the heart of Wigan’s history sits a short distance from the town and its transport links.

The area was formally at the end of a narrow gauge tram line which was used to transport coal to the surrounding warehouses. Later the area became famous due to the Wigan Pier nightclub, situated near to the banks of the canal.

The regeneration of this area is currently in progress, and will see the renovation of the current warehouse buildings to provide 55,000 sq ft office space, new commercial spaces for food and beverage outlets, as well as leisure, retail and community facilities, which aims to put this area back on the map as one of the premier cultural destinations in the North.


 • New modular Step Places Urban House homes designed and delivered to low carbon and low energy standards
• High quality restaurant food and drink artisan market offering within a distinctive and characterful setting
• Microbrewery & Gin Distillery
• Flexible performance space for local, national, and international artists
• Communal and flexible hire space for events, such as Northern Soul nights and Weddings
• Culture and Arts Hub
• Pop-up artisan markets
• Canal tours
• Interactive and high quality public art installations
• Enhanced landscaping and public realm strategy
• New footbridge to improve accessibility

A number of spaces for independent and artisan traders at Wigan Pier will soon be available through The Old Courts, who are the main tenant and operator at Wigan Pier. Please visit the Old Courts website or contact Dave Jenkins at The Old Courts for further details about how to secure your space within this world class development.

As part of phase one of our regeneration project at this iconic location, eight three bedroom waterfront townhouses have been completed at Waterside Gardens and are now available to buy. Find out more information about Waterside Gardens here.


Phase two will begin in 2022 and will see the creation of luxury apartments, which will be available to rent.


 Spaces for independent traders within the artisan markets at Wigan Pier will soon be available to rent.

More details to follow soon.


A number of bright, spacious offices will be available as part of phase two.

More details to follow soon.

Current status: Work in progress. Estimated completion 2022 (Phase 1).