Case Study

Town Hall

Wigan Town Hall Refurbishment

Wigan

Client
Wigan Council
Location
Wigan
Value
£5.9m
Contractor
ISG
Start
December 2013
Completion
September 2015
Sector
Town Hall
Form of Contract
NEC3 - Option A
Delivery Type
Design and Build

Refurbishment of the historic Victorian Grade II
listed Town Hall building in Wigan

The project will see the unveiling of some of the Town Hall’s
original features for the first time since the 1970s. The internal
layout of the four-storey building will be transformed to provide
open plan work spaces. The area of the project is 7,162 sqm.

School Engagement and Student Development

  • The contractor is working closely with Wigan and Leigh
    College on a range of initiatives with over 30 career package
    elements as a target to support their curriculum activities.
  • A target of 10 apprenticeships has been set, again linking in
    with the College. In addition, four work placements have been
    provided and NVQ training offered to two local people.
  • The client has strongly encouraged the use of local labour
    (within a 30km radius) and the contractor is working hard to
    ensure a high percentage of the workforce meets this criteria.
    The contractor hosted a Supply Chain Open Day in August
    2013 to support this objective.

Sustainability and Localism

  • The contractor is supporting the client’s chosen charity, and
    recently donated a cheque for £550, from the sale of scrap
    metal, to the Wigan Infirmary Heartbeat II appeal.

“ISG has provided a once-in-a-life-time opportunity for our
students. To gain hands on experience with a renowned
company, and to work on a historic building which is a
fundamental part of Wigan town centre, is quite amazing. To see
my students come back from their time with ISG, with a renewed
spark and interest and a set goal of what career they are now
determined to gain is what work experience is all about.”
Angela Daly, lecturer at Wigan & Leigh College