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Grand Arcade

Started by: britboy (6794)

I was looking at P-A-D today and it prompted me to do a search for dates when the Grand Arcade area was started into construction and when it open. I do remember a few years back seeing construction pictures, I was out of the country before they started.
I have visited the place when I've been on holiday in the uk but can't remember much about it.
Anyone known were the construction pics are on WW or were they just put on the General section and now lost.?

Started: 22nd Jan 2017 at 14:47

Posted by: arrow (887)

I found these in the album britboy.
It's 10 years this March since it opened.

Replied: 22nd Jan 2017 at 15:03

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Thanks arrow, these are some of the construction pics I haven't see

I was 5-6 yrs out of the country when this construction was on, I have found the pics of the area before demolition , reminders of places in Wigan even I can remember !

Replied: 22nd Jan 2017 at 15:19

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Just found this collection of on going construction.....Link

Replied: 22nd Jan 2017 at 15:24

Posted by: kathpressey (5265) 

They opened it in the spring of 2007. There was a photo in the paper and you can see me and mum walking through the doors. Sadly she died acouple of weeks later

Replied: 22nd Jan 2017 at 16:16

Posted by: kathpressey (5265) 

They opened it in the spring of 2007. There was a photo in the paper and you can see me and mum walking through the doors. Sadly she died acouple of weeks later

Replied: 22nd Jan 2017 at 16:16

Posted by: beep54 (1029)

More Arcade than Grand

Replied: 22nd Jan 2017 at 21:58

Posted by: kathpressey (5265) 

it's all relative beep 54. It's grander in relation to the old Station road that it replaced. I like it.

Replied: 23rd Jan 2017 at 08:49

Posted by: roylew (3248)

It always seems to attract plenty of people when I've been in...what is going to happen to the galleries..I always thought the galleries was too big and complicated...should have had more green spaces...very poor layout

Replied: 23rd Jan 2017 at 14:26

Posted by: i-spy (15002) 

It's a grand place to sit and watch the world go by.Wigan is blessed with some lovely ladies

Replied: 23rd Jan 2017 at 15:44

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

It is good the Grand Arcade but I loved that street Station Road with Woolies and the cinema. We used to queue up down Station Road on Sunday night for the cinema and there was a café on the right hand side where we used to go. We have seen some great acts at the Ritz.

Replied: 23rd Jan 2017 at 17:59

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I remember going to the Grand Arcade in I think, 2009 and I remember asking 'Is this it ?'.. I really was expecting it to be bigger.. thinking of the area demolished surely amounted to more than the 'Grand Arcade... I was quite disappointed to be honest...

Replied: 23rd Jan 2017 at 18:34

Posted by: beep54 (1029)

Aint nowt near as good as Station Road

Replied: 23rd Jan 2017 at 19:19

Posted by: arrow (887)

Good find Britboy, thanks

Replied: 23rd Jan 2017 at 20:45

Posted by: builderboy (2315)

It was built by Shepherd Construction who are now part of the same group of companies I work for.

It was because of this tie-in that I got involved with the scheme to redevelop the Market Hall and the Marketgate Arcade.

Replied: 24th Jan 2017 at 07:08

Posted by: roylew (3248)

And what do you think of the marke hall and market gate now builder boy...are there any new plans?

Replied: 24th Jan 2017 at 11:32

 

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