Taken from the top of the multi-storey car park behind Smiths of Wigan.
Comment by Alan on 2nd April 2009 at 01:20
Why is modern architecture so bland and uninteresting ? This place looks like a factory or a jail.
Comment by A parr on 2nd April 2009 at 12:31
Looks very good to me.Big improvement.Roadway also ,clean and wide
Comment by A Grafter on 2nd April 2009 at 12:39
The architecture is not "modern",I seem to remember these buing built in 1970's. Buildings at that time were poorly designed.
Comment by Hughes the booze on 2nd April 2009 at 17:42
If you want to see bad design look at those 3 story houses at the Golborne roundabout on the East Lancs.
Comment by Rob on 3rd April 2009 at 11:33
I don't they are that bad compared to some in Wigan.
Wigan does have a red brick problem though!
Comment by Mark Conroy on 3rd April 2009 at 21:09
The sheer width of the road is what gives a bland, bleak feeling. Completely wrong design for a town of Wigan's size.
The planners probably live in Mawdesley or Rufford and shop in Southport, never stepping foot in the Frankenstein Wigan they have created.
Comment by I McL on 5th May 2009 at 15:39
Buckingham Row was built in around 1990
Comment by mawdesleytractor on 2nd December 2015 at 08:37
Knowing Mawdesley well I have to agree that it's likely the designers of this place probably lived in that equally bleak, featureless enclave.
Perhaps they were trying to impart some of that feeling of desolation, isolation and misery that the snob enclave of Mawdesley does so well.
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