Earl of Wessex
His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, made his first visit to Wigan on a sunny day. He first visited the newly renovated University College and was taken on a tour of the facility by the Principal, Mr Chris Hatherall. HRH met students who were engaged in practical elements of their course and saw the new Vertical Farm before officially opening the building.
He then walked next door to the new Wigan Youth Zone where he met members of staff, donors and supporters before beginning a tour. On the tour HRH met many of the young people enjoying what the building had to offer from artwork to games before officially opening the building before packed audience in the sports hall.