Wigan town centre has recently undergone a major regeneration with the development of the 430,000 sqft Grand Arcade which houses the many well known high street stores. There are inward investment plans for the borough that include the regeneration of the Wigan Pier Quarter and the development of one of the North West’s first “green” business parks at Westwood Park.
The friendliness, and flexibility of the local workforce combined with the willingness and proactive approach of Wigan Borough are all reasons why companies such as Hitchens Foods, Shearings Holidays and Totesport chose the borough as the new location of their expanding business.. Wigan Borough also recognises the importance of smaller, local companies and has made great efforts to provide business and practical support to these companies so that they remain within the Borough. For who knows how large today’s small companies may become in the future? Visit www.move2wigan.com for more information.
Some of the UK’s principal North-South and East-West road and rail links pass through the Wigan. The M62 running East-West, linking Liverpool with Hull, and passes through such key centres as Manchester and Leeds. The North-South M6 is the principal route to London, Scotland and the Midlands, with a drive time to the capital of only three and a half hours.
Running through the heart of Wigan is the main West Coast rail line, with a journey time to London of two and a half hours, and less than three and a half hours to Glasgow. Westward House, Rodney House and The Observer Buildings are just a couple of minutes walk from both rail stations. The bus station is also situated in the town centre providing excellent transport links
Manchester and Liverpool airports are within 40 minutes drive of Wigan. From these airports 84 airlines serve 225 destinations around the world. Manchester Airport, which handled over 21 million passengers last year, has more domestic flight routes than any other airport in the UK, including Heathrow, and is the third busiest airport in the UK.