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Former Wigan shopping precinct to be regenerated

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Construction is set to start on a £2.4m project to transform an ‘eyesore’ site in Hindley, Wigan.

Affordable housing specialists Mulbury Homes will now build 24 new homes on the site of the former Borsdane Precinct for Great Places Housing Group.

The former shopping parade, which dated back to the 1970s had been semi-derelict for around 10 years and was demolished in October last year to make way for the new scheme.

The new properties are part of the wider regeneration of the area and will provide much needed affordable family homes.

The scheme consists of a mix of two and three bedroom houses, which will be made available for affordable rent.

Greg Mulligan, a director of Mulbury Homes, said: “This area has been crying out for the Borsdane Precinct to be re-developed, the demolition of the shopping parade was the first step towards that, and now these homes will help to revamp the area to the benefit of the wider community

“We’ve worked closely with Great Places to make sure that these high quality, energy efficient homes meet local housing need, and provide people with a fantastic place to live.”

Matthew Harrison, chief executive of Great Places, said: “We’re excited to have more of a presence in Wigan with these fantastic much-needed family homes. Our aim has always been to create housing where there is most need. These homes will undoubtedly breathe new life into the area.”

Planning permission was granted in October for the scheme, and work is expected to take around 12 months to complete.

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