Step Places

A new chapter

Canal-side walkways, waterside town houses, an artisan food hall with conference and events venues are all part of the planning proposal that has been submitted for the future of Wigan Pier.


Subject to planning approval the iconic development will see Step Places, The Old Courts, Wigan Council and the Canal and River Trust work together to transform the currently disused 18th century industrial buildings into a vibrant cultural destination for both locals and visitors, which is an important part of Wigan Council’s masterplan and vision for the future of the town.

A new gin distillery and microbrewery will be created on the site of the old museum along with an impressive food hall, with spaces for café, bar & deli retailers, with decorative glass features and a large space for seating on the ground and mezzanine floors.