New Build Homes in Leigh

Leigh is a Greater Manchester town with a long history that’s enjoyed a huge amount of investment and redevelopment since 2008. It promises a fantastic location, situated less than 15 miles from Manchester city centre.

With plenty to offer, Leigh has become a popular place to live. You’ll find a range of new homes for sale in Leigh available at our new build developments in and around the area.

A town with modern city-level amenities, with significant investment in recent years, including the development of Leigh Sports Village and Loom retail park

Three of Leigh’s 32 primary schools are rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, and 24 as “Good”. Seven of Leigh’s eight secondary schools are rated “Good”

Residents of Leigh benefit from plenty of greenery and access to nature

With easy access to Manchester city centre, Leigh is a perfect town to commute from



Once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, and a former mining town, Leigh is a modern town that’s once again reinventing itself. Leigh received a huge investment in 2008 with the construction of Leigh Sports Village – a sports, housing and retail development that includes a 12,000 seat stadium. Leigh Sports Village has helped rejuvenate the area, turning Leigh into the regional success story it is today.

Leigh offers modern amenities and plenty to do, with a bustling town centre filled with local shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Leigh Sports Village includes a well-appointed gym, swimming pools and sports halls. It also hosts regular concerts and professional sports in its stadium -  these include Leigh Leopards rugby league team and Manchester United WFC. The £50 million Loom retail park opened in 2017, and offers shopping, restaurants and a cinema.

The town is surrounded by picturesque Lancashire countryside and has plenty of green spaces on offer, including Pennington Flash Nature Reserve. A variety of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are in easy reach, including the Peak District and the Forest of Bowland.

For families looking to move to Leigh with school-age kids, you’ll be happy to find out that the town is served by a large number of highly rated schools. Leigh has 32 primary schools within three miles of the town, three of which are rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted and 24 as “Good”. Leigh has eight secondary schools, seven of which are rated “Good”.

Of course, as a Greater Manchester town, Leigh also offers easy access to Manchester city centre via the A580, as well as by bus or train, putting all the shops, attractions and job opportunities Manchester has to offer on your doorstep.

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A house in Leigh offers many opportunities. Manchester city centre and its M60 ring road are just over a 30 minute drive away, making Leigh an excellent town to commute from. Manchester can also be reached by bus service and by train from nearby Atherton railway station direct into Manchester Victoria.

Leigh provides excellent links throughout the region and the rest of the UK via the M6 and the M62. Manchester offers national train lines, whilst Manchester Airport gives easy access to domestic and international flights.

If you’re interested in making Leigh your new home, we have a selection of new builds in Leigh for sale at our Wain Homes developments.