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 Photo-a-Day      (Thursday, 12th January, 2012) Views: 2,983 
Wigan Life Centre
 Wigan Life Centre   by Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D)
The front of the new Wigan Life Centre. I'm thrilled with how the planners have kept the facade of the old buildings (so much a part of the fabric of our town) yet given the buildings a new life for the 21st C.

Comment by Phil Whitehead on 12th January 2012 at 00:03
Great angle on this shot and love the sky too.
Well done.


Comment by Bren on 12th January 2012 at 07:34
Was in there on Monday.. am very impressed. Good picture Andrew.


Comment by Ronny on 12th January 2012 at 13:10
Looking good.
Who cleans the windows? A vandals delight to in boozy Wigan!


Comment by Dave Marsh on 12th January 2012 at 15:29
A great shot,Andrew,lots of atmosphere.


Comment by irene roberts on 12th January 2012 at 15:41
Went in yesterday as my books were due back. Won't be going again. It's a chaeacterless glass box. Have we all lost our local libraries to fund this?


Comment by irene roberts on 12th January 2012 at 15:43
I know it should have read characterless.....realised just as I posted it!


Comment by David on 12th January 2012 at 16:33
Full frame made the exposure?


Comment by Dave Marsh on 12th January 2012 at 16:56
Millgate prison is at the bottom of the steps!


Comment by owdkewyed on 12th January 2012 at 19:28
Pardon my ignorance, but just exactly what is inside there??.


Comment by David Fairclough on 12th January 2012 at 20:03
owdkewyed
God the the Wigan Life Centre web site http://www.wigan.gov.uk/WiganIsChanging/WiganLifeCentre.htm


Comment by David Fairclough on 12th January 2012 at 20:04
That should have been Go not God :-)


Comment by Ellen on 13th January 2012 at 03:07
Love the picture---not so sure about the building. ...It doesn't fit into my memories of Wigan.


Comment by Gee H on 13th January 2012 at 11:19
Say what you want about it, but personally I think it looks fantastic, just looked at the website, and for once, credit to the town planners!!It may look characterless, but most things do in winter, just think how fab it will be in summertime.


Comment by irene roberts on 13th January 2012 at 18:09
How will it look in Summertime? It will look like a glass box, just like it does now.


Comment by Shirl on 13th January 2012 at 22:21
That's a really striking picture Andrew.


Comment by Gee H on 17th January 2012 at 11:40
Look at the website Irene, the project on the whole will be amazing in the summertime, places to sit outside, with lots of plants and greenery, its def an improvement on how it was before. finally Wigan council get a thumbs up from me!! :D


Comment by irene roberts on 17th January 2012 at 16:12
I respect your opinion and thankyou for your respect to me in your polite answer, but we already had a library and there was no need for the building of another one. They are closing branch libraries left, right and centre with no thought for the people who have difficulty getting into Wigan to the glass box. The money spent on this could have kept them open.


Comment by David on 17th January 2012 at 16:46
It reminds me of the new Jubilee library in Brighton; no atmosphere - the library it replaced was a great place to use.


Comment by Gee H on 18th January 2012 at 11:06
Thats a very valid point Irene and totally agree with you on that, sadly us ex pats dont hear about this side of things, and just get to see what looks like improvement on the town!! getting rid of all the branch librairies, to have one town centre location is def not good for all, in that respect, thumbs down!!:(


Comment by harvey on 25th July 2015 at 00:34
Great shot, great building.


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