Regeneration - Case Study
Wigan Joint Service Centre
| ||Location||Wigan Joint Service Centre|
|Client ||Wigan Council|
|Sponsor||Morgan Sindall Investments, Hochtief AG|
|Contractor ||Morgan Sindall plc|
|Capital Value||£50 million|
The PFI scheme, called the Wigan Life Centre is a leisure, health, learning and information complex that includes a one-stop shop for all public services.
Morgan Sindall Investments was co-sponsor and partner with Hochtief AG, whilst Morgan Sindall plc led the construction phase of the PFI scheme which was completed in December 2011.
A community of spaces grouped around a central organising hub, Wigan Life Centre will revitalise the town's civic heart. The state-of the-art facility has retained its original 1930's terracotta north facade, preserving and upholding Wigan's rich heritage.
The facilities include a 14,563m² Healthy Living Zone and 5,358m² Information and Learning Zone. The former houses a 25 metre public swimming pool with moveable floor and separate learning pool. The Information and Learning Zone includes a central library with separate children's and teenage libraries, open-plan administration offices and piazza.
The new centre includes a one-stop-shop for all health and social care services which provides a contact point for the council, its housing and leisure partners, the police, the NHS, the fire service and community and community and voluntary groups.