Staff, clients and volunteers give unloved furniture a shabby chic look, upcycle, paint and restore unloved secondhand goods.

These are on sale to bring in some much-needed income for the charity. We also store items on weekly payment terms for those on low incomes, and we can deliver any purchases to you for a small charge to cover our costs.

We are very blessed to have a lot of creative souls at the BrickWorks, who make unique artisan products such as, garden accessories and other household items from recycled wood, we also have a bespoke service if you have something specific in mind that you would like us to make.

A day in the life of…

Mark Richardson

I have been upcycling and making bespoke furniture for over ten years. I paint canvases and enjoy creating new items from household junk most people throw away.

Working in finance for over a decade, I mainly did this in my spare time, with primitive tools and an overactive imagination. Whilst working towards a career change, I heard about the Brick in Wigan and volunteered to share my creative ideas in exchange for training on the manufacturing side, here I have learned to use all the tools available in a professional workshop, guided by the helpful creative staff and volunteers.

I have just finished my first project, a large Victorian side cabinet which had seen better days (Haven’t we all..) . Hopefully I have breathed new life into it with some metal work, a few modern tricks and a lot of Love. I hope the person who takes it home loves it just as much as I do.

I would recommend the Brick to anyone wishing to peruse a creative endeavor and look forward to creating my next piece which should be on sale soon.

The Brick Works, 4 Hodson Street, Wigan WN3 4EN

Call: 01942 417290

The Brick Project offers a huge range of services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis. This includes Crisis Intervention, Hospital to Home, Asset Coaching and Wigan’s largest Foodbank. As its name suggests, it provides a safe, solid building block for people in crisis to begin rebuilding their lives.

The Brick Shop is a charity shop selling donated goods, often to people on low incomes. The shop gives clothes free of charge to people referred by Wigan Council. The shop is one of the main hubs within its community.


The Brick Works offers training to increase the employment opportunities for people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons. This may include homelessness or recently housed people referred.


The Brick Giving aims to put an end to poverty and homelessness in Wigan and Leigh. Our #BrickbyBrick campaign is working to raise £175,000 to purchase The Brick Works and make sure no one in our community is left behind.


The Brick Re-Use has been set up to help educate people in the Wigan Borough about recycling and re-use. We also turn unwanted goods into lovingly restored furniture for families in need.