New Build Homes in Standish

Standish is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester. It is located close to junction 27 of the M6 motorway, between Wigan and Chorley.

With great schools, good transport links and plenty of green open space, it’s an excellent place to call home. And at Wain Homes you’ll find a range of new homes in Standish across our new build developments in the area.

There are six schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in the local area

Wigan was named one of the most affordable places to live in the UK in 2020

70% of Wigan is green open space

Standish has great transport links, being close to the M6 motorway

The village is ideally placed to enjoy the best of nearby cities, Manchester and Preston



Standish continues to grow in popularity with more and more people deciding to call the village home. Once regarded as a village catering to an older population, Standish is now appealing to a younger generation of residents. Families with school age children will be pleased to know that there are six schools within the area rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. They include Wood Fold Primary School, St. Marie’s Catholic Primary School, Standish St. Wilfrid’s Church of England Primary School and Woodfield Primary School. The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moore’s University and the University of Bolton are all close by too.

The wider Wigan area was named as one of the most affordable places to live in 2020, whilst it is also made up of 70% green open space. This includes the greenbelt land surrounding Standish, meaning residents can still enjoy a country feel in the village whilst being in close proximity to nearby cities. Being close to junction 27 of the M6 means that Manchester and Liverpool can be reached in less than an hour, whilst Preston is just under half an hour’s drive away.

Families that love to get out and about will enjoy the many cycling routes in and around the village, including the Standish Mineral Line. Known locally as ‘The Line’ it follows the old railway route from the centre of the village to the former Robin Hill Colliery near Shevington Moor. Other family-friendly attractions in the local area include Haigh Woodland Park, Fairy Glen Valley and Ninja Warrior UK Wigan.

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The population of Standish continues to grow, with many people taking advantage of the commuter opportunities in nearby Manchester and Liverpool. Closer to home, the wider Wigan borough is home to over 12,000 businesses with over 80% classed as SMEs, with employment continuing to grow in the area.

If you want to live in this lovely village, you’ll find a range of new build homes in Standish for sale with Wain Homes.