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Work begins on new Cafe and Visitor Hub at Pennington Flash

by Editor

Plans to bring a new cafe and visitor centre to Pennington Flash will begin to take shape next month, when construction gets underway.

The new facilities are part of the council’s 2.4m makeover of this popular visitor attraction, which we’re so lucky to have on our doorstep.

Work is due to start in March, and we should be enjoying a coffee and a cake in the new cafe and visitor centre by the end of sumer.

Cllr Keith Cunliffe, deputy leader at Wigan Council, said: “We know how popular Pennington Flash is with our residents and we’re delighted to see the plans taking shape.

“This year is a big one for Leigh with the Euros and the Rugby League World Cup, and this project will provide top-class facilities to help more people enjoy the great greenspaces our borough has to offer.”

What will the new Cafe and Visitor Centre at Pennington Flash be like?

The café will offer a full view of the flash and an outdoor decking area along with new toilets and a visitor information centre.

Car parking facilities will be improved with resurfacing, electric vehicle charging points, better lighting, and a new overflow car park.

Work will also begin on upgrading the footpaths around the car park and putting eco-friendly features into the current buildings.

Future plans for the site include a new natural play area with works planned to start late summer.

The project is part of the council’s Believe in Leigh initiative

Cllr Cunliffe added: “These plans will help address some of the priority areas highlighted by residents during the Believe in Leigh survey and Big Listening Project, providing great facilities for all our residents to enjoy.”

The development work at Pennington Flash has been possible due to the Believe in Leigh fund launched by Wigan Council.

Previous phases of Believe in Leigh has already seen substantial improvement projects delivered in Leigh town centre, such as better CCTV provision, improved street lighting, street furniture and environmental works.

2 comments

Linda Graham February 4, 2022 - 8:37 am

A welcome improvement but if the illustration is accurate, the design looks very dull – lacklustre in fact. The building looks like a couple of prefabricated boxes cobbled together. Surely such a prestigious site deserves something better?

IDS+SErvices+CIC February 4, 2022 - 9:47 am

Fabulous – looking forward to visiting & nice to see investment in Leigh area

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