Council appoints Caddick on £5m apartment block scheme

CGI of the Railway Arches scheme

Caddick Construction has been appointed by Wigan Borough Council to build a 40-apartment schem worth £5.36m.

The four-storey development is situated at the Railway Arches on Chapel Street in Leigh.

The affordable social housing scheme will consist of 36 one-bedroomed and four two-bedroomed homes, with on-site car and cycle parking bays as well as electric vehicle charging points for residents.

The design and build contract include superstructure works, service infrastructure, roads and drainage, as well as attractive landscaping features.

Ian Threadold, managing director at Caddick Construction (NW), said: “We are using the team’s extensive experience to deliver this apartment development on behalf of Wigan Borough Council.

“The site is close to Leigh town centre and has lots of infrastructure challenges due to its former uses. It sits within the Conservation Area and is architecturally well detailed, so it will be a striking building which stands proud in this area of Leigh.”

Wigan Borough Council spokesman, Dave Finch, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Caddick Construction on the redevelopment of the Railway Arches site in Leigh.

“The apartments will be well sited to provide good quality, affordable homes. They are within an easy walk of Leigh town centre and key public transport routes to Manchester and Wigan.

“They will provide a great solution for helping younger people access affordable housing close to jobs.”

The development is set to complete in spring 2024. It was designed by North West-based AFL Architects.

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