Standish Leisure Hub, Wigan

Brand New Student Accommodation in Lancaster
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
879 sqm
December 2019



Standish Leisure Hub is a new two-storey community leisure facility featuring a 70-station gym, a 100 square metre studio, a 3G football pitch and a multi-use games area for tennis, netball and basketball.

This scheme is based on the former Standish golf course site and is now managed by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles on behalf of Wigan Council.



With the latest technology equipment and My Wellness tracking, the council are committed to getting more residents in the area active and healthy.


Highly Commended for LABC Building Excellence Awards

A screwdriver and a wrench. Vector icons for video, mobile apps, Web sites and print projects.   3 Apprenticeships employed                                     work-ops  1 Work experience placement                                   ccs-score   40/50 Considerate Constructors score

Key Challenges

Grey crested newts were found within the site boundary and EWC implemented safety precaution measures to ensure they were not disturbed.

The site location was next to a large housing development and EWC have ensured regular liaison and coordination with the other contractors.

Added Value

During this scheme, Eric Wright Construction incorporated 87% local workforce, one apprentice from a local college and provided two new work opportunities.

Regular newsletters, posters and community engagement were used to inform the public of any potential disruptive activities as well as updates on the scheme.

“Standish Leisure Centre will be a fantastic addition to the facilities we already offer in Wigan. The modern design, natural light and great views from the gym will make it a fantastic venue which will enhance our town’s leisure offer, helping keep residents active and healthy.”
Pete Burt
Managing Director, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles

Get in Touch

For all enquiries, please get in touch with the team here at Eric Wright.