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Little Lane, Wigan

Creating a home for life

Creating create a purpose-built ‘home for life’ that ensures residents have full independence was the challenge set for our care and retirement accommodation experts at Little Lane.

Delivering by our Housing team for Wigan Council’s ALMO Wigan and Leigh Homes, the development comprises 39 one and two bedroom self-contained apartments, for over-55s with assessed care needs.

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Each year, Willmott Dixon delivers £100 million-worth of projects in care homes, extra care developments, and retirement villages - a third of our housing construction work.

We build care homes, extra care developments – where people can live independently while still having 24-hour access to help and support if needed.

Our experienced team understands the unique requirements of the sector and the challenge of caring for our ageing population.

We’re proud to say Little Lane is uniquely designed to support an active residential community. Residents enjoy bright, airy homes, flooded with light from large windows, and a balcony extending across the full width of each apartment.

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Complemented by communal facilities and landscaped gardens, the fully accessible extra care units, include comfortable open-plan living and kitchen areas with assisted bathrooms.

Providing full accessibility for residents and guests, the building has two lifts and staircases, wide mobility-friendly corridors, a scooter store and on-site car parking.

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To ensure peace of mind, the Scheme Manager provides 24/7 alarm call support from on-site offices.

We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy for the people and communities of Wigan and are again working alongside Wigan Council to deliver 30 new affordable bungalows and houses in Mayfield Road development of 40 bungalows at Anthorn road.

Watch the apartments being built in our time-lapse film!

Key social value stats:

  • 834 young people have participated in site visits and construction-related/pre employability workshops
  • 700 young people- have attended careers fairs across Wigan schools and colleges
  • 3 traineeships
  • 41 weeks of work experience
  • 5 community projects with a total of 21 staff donating 111 hours of their time and £4281 worth of materials.


  • A new care home delivered for Wigan & Leigh Homes
  • More than 1,500 work opportunities for young people created
  • Built in line with Dementia Friendly and Lifetime Homes standards