Galleries25 to deliver £130m Galleries Shopping Centre redevelopment in UK

WCN Editorial Team 16 Dec 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Galleries25 has been appointed by Wigan Council to deliver £130m Galleries Shopping Centre redevelopment in Wigan, UK.

Galleries25 is a joint venture between Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) and UK-based construction firm Cityheart.

The JV will serve as the strategic development partner for the project, which will involve the transformation of existing 440,000ft² into a sustainable housing facility.

The scheme will provide residents with community facilities and new public spaces.

Construction on the project will start in early 2022 and will be completed by 2025.

During the construction phase, the redevelopment will create 475 construction jobs and 190 jobs will be created when the scheme opens.

The project will be delivered using several eco-friendly construction methods to reduce environmental impact.

Furthermore, photovoltaics will be installed to generate solar power and reduce carbon emissions. The facility will also use energy-efficient water fittings to reduce water consumption.

To encourage smart travel, the project will provide several electric car charging points and cycling storage in the car park.

BCEGI lead director Dongwen Yu said: “We are delighted to be selected as Wigan Council’s preferred Strategic Development Partner alongside our partner, Cityheart.

“The Galleries project is an extremely important and exciting opportunity to transform the town centre and we are looking forward to working closely with the council, local businesses and the wider community to develop our joint vision.

“The development cements BCEGI’s long term future in the region, a future that we believe will benefit the council and the people of the borough for years to come.”

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Galleries25 to deliver £130m Galleries Shopping Centre redevelopment in UK. (Credit: Beijing Construction Engineering Group)

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