Don’t forget Augusts’ Wigan Borough Business Club, being held at Leigh Library (Turnpike Centre). This month our event is being sponsored by The Leigh Building Preservation Trust, the not-for-profit organisation that’s behind the massive Leigh Spinners Mill project.
Peter Rowlinson of the trust will be discussing their plans for Leigh Spinners, along with other local regeneration projects that are on the horizon.
As a Leyther it’s great to see this investment. Businesses based in the borough will directly benefit from these regeneration projects. Come along and find out more.
6:30pm, Tuesday 5th August, Leigh Library (Turnpike Centre, upstairs) £5 entry.
Leigh Spinners Mill is an iconic Grade II* Listed building situated in Leigh, Lancashire. Building of the first of two mills began in 1913 and the second was completed in 1925, making it an integral part of the Leigh skyline today.
A portion of the mill is home to Leigh Spinners Ltd, the original company which built the mill, a successful business which manufactures FIFA Approved synthetic turf and a selection of carpets.
Leigh Building Preservation Trust, is currently preparing funding bids in an attempt to buy, stabilise and regenerate the mill. Leigh Spinners Ltd has agreed in principle to a sale at an agreed price subject to the Trust securing funding for the project.
The Trust is clear that none of the new enterprises within the mill should pose a threat to either Leigh town centre or existing businesses. Indeed, the vision is to assemble an offering that will draw commerce and visitors to the mill to the benefit of the surrounding area.
There is a desire for commercial space to house local businesses and two floors of business units of between 100 and 500 square meters are proposed together with opportunities for storage and commercial leisure facilities.
Come along to this special event and learn more about this unique project. We’ll explain the plans in more detail and actively encourag the feedback of Wigan BBC Members.
6:30pm start, £5 on the door, food and refreshments served as usual.