We are very excited to announce that the works on the redevelopment at Wigan Pier are commencing early 2023!
Plans for the site will see it turned into a wedding venue, gin distillery, microbrewery and food hall.

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Wigan Pier, immortalised in George Orwell’s book The Road to Wigan Pier, will become a “a multi-event space”. The ground floor will consist of a delicatessen and a large taproom style pub. There will also be two floors of flexible space, which will be suitable for weddings, conferences and cultural events”. The final stage would see the completion of Pier 4, which will be used for pop-up events.

Harry Dhaliwal, Managing Director of Step Places, said: “We are really excited to see the works progressing. The collaboration between The Old Courts, Step Places and Wigan Council is working very effectively. There have been a few bumps along the way with the pandemic and now a cost-of-living crisis.”

David Jenkins, managing director of The Old Courts, which will be the main operator, said: “We can’t wait for these iconic beautiful buildings to be a vibrant, cultural destination. It’s really coming together now.”

Aidan Thatcher, Wigan Council’s director for growth and economy, said: “The Pier is an important and iconic part of our local heritage, synonymous with our borough and renowned far and wide and we’re really looking forward to its next chapter.”