Previously unloved and empty railway arches in Wigan to receive £130,000 makeover


The restoration plans will begin with Arch 6 on Queen Street. This space has been empty since 2013 and we are eager to bring it up to the standard of neighbouring arches by summer 2022, with Arch 7 earmarked for refurbishment later in the year. Further developments on the street will also be implemented in the future, as some of these spaces are in a poor condition and will require a considerable amount of investment. 

With Arch 6, the façade of the arch will be smartened up and the interior improved to match its potential. Set on the main road into the city centre, and with nearby parking available, the expectation is that Arch 6 will be filled with a leisure or retail business-type once works are complete.  

The decision to invest into Wigan forms part of The Arch Company’s £200 million development plan – Project 1000 – where we will bring a thousand empty or derelict spaces into use across England and Wales by 2030. The Arch Company is investing across the country, with arches in Wigan, Windsor and Bristol recently earmarked for development. 

Robert Roddy, Portfolio Asset Manager at The Arch Company, said: “Our investment will help to bring a business space in the local community into use, with more to come. We think Arch 6 has potential to become a great space to let – thanks to the excellent positioning of the arch, its proximity to the station, and setting amidst an established business community. We encourage anyone interested in letting the space to get in touch with our lettings team.” 

For more information about available arches, please view our lettings here.