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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 10th April, 2011)


Wigan Life Centre taking shape on site of old baths, Library Street.

Photo: Brian  (Fuji Finepix S7000)
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Comment by: peterp on 10th April 2011 at 07:24

The concrete jungle,no character at all

Comment by: John on 10th April 2011 at 07:57

I think it's took shape already...can't be much more to be done outside. When you drive from King st towards the Life centre, it really does stand out from the other buildings.
I myself thought nothing wrong with the old baths, apart from a little refurbishment. good photo Brian.

Comment by: Mick on 10th April 2011 at 09:52


Modern Wigan has no Peer.

Comment by: David on 10th April 2011 at 11:46

Are they terracotta tiles?

Comment by: Ron D. on 10th April 2011 at 12:08

Agree with Mick. Nice building ,clean lines .Better than Victorian stuff with terracotta dressing.

Comment by: Cyril. on 10th April 2011 at 12:32

I can't see that still being around in 100 to 200 years time, whereas the Victorian buildings will still be standing, that's if the council leaves them alone.

Modern Wigan does have a Peer Mick, he's the Lobby Ludd of Leith.

Comment by: tricia on 10th April 2011 at 15:21

Just my opinion, but what an eyesore !!! Sorry guys, cannot agree.. it certainly sticks out alright, but not for the right reasons. RIP Wigan Baths.
My worry is... what next?????

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 10th April 2011 at 22:01

I agree with Tricia......there doesn`t look much life in it to me.

Comment by: irene on 11th April 2011 at 08:22

I agree with the majority above. The old-fashioned lamp-post to the left of the pic is more to my taste, and the fact that it ISN'T old, just a reproduction, shows that new buildings could have been built with that in mind. However, I realise we all see things in a different way.

Comment by: Art on 12th April 2011 at 01:43

Another featurless box..:o(

Comment by: Ellen on 12th April 2011 at 02:21

Excuse me,but isn't that a directional sign, rather than a lamp post?

Comment by: irene on 12th April 2011 at 08:19

I meant the one furthest left, almost off the picture, Ellen. But I like the directional sign as well.

Comment by: David Barker on 13th April 2011 at 16:51

Good clear photo Brian, bet the window cleaner seeing ££££ signs...

Comment by: Ferg on 26th April 2011 at 17:52

It is an excellent building and a bold statement on the elevation approaching on the Riverway. But then I suppose, as per usual, some morbid Wigan folk would much rather the drab, asbestos riddled dross that was there beforehand.

Comment by: John on 28th April 2011 at 06:59

People like me who are born and bred in Wigan have every right to voice their opinion on matters concerning new buildings. But what's more important is the old buildings the Councils are demolishing for the space to build these eyesores. What you have to remember is...is the new building better than the old, in many cases no their not.

Comment by: Sue on 28th April 2011 at 21:03

Well said John, spot on.

Comment by: Andy168 on 8th May 2011 at 18:00

They have to be better than some of the old ones in town. A few being the Social building, The police station and those high rise flat buildings. I know before everyone starts saying they are not old, they are to me and there are the ones that look the worse.

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