Photo-a-Day (Friday, 5th June, 2015)
yet another building which has NOT stood the test of time.
Where was The Giro Bank then ?
Demolished ? And when would this 'fine' building have been built & what is going to be erected in its place...anyone know ?
Why is it being demolished?
Nephro when you come out of Wigan along Chapel lane instead of turning right for Poolstock carry straight on and the giro bank is on the site of where Westwood power station was.
nephro I would guess that it was next to the canal.
It doesn't seem 5 minutes since it was built - or am I thinking of the wrong place?
Its coming down because the land its built on is more valuable to some than the building is.
No, it doesn't seem like 5 minutes since Westwood Power Station stood there alongside the canal. Time flies, especially as you get older!
It was built sometime in the 1990s, unsure of the exact year.
Its being demolished so that a new factory can be built on the site,
A company called Nice-Pak who are currently based in Hindley Green will move to this site bringing with them the existing workforce and hopefully employing an extra 100 new workers,so they say!
With a bit of luck the opening will co-incide with the completion of the new road along the route of the old Pemberton loop line
If I was still contracting, I'd be rubbing my hands with all that hardcore!!
I remember photographing Westwood from the car park at WHS Do-It-All (The Range) on Chapel Lane not long before it was demolished, also snapped the cooling towers coming down in January 1989, that was from the old railway embankment at Poolstock; half of Wigan was there.