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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 7th September, 2016)

Wigan and Leigh College

Wigan and Leigh College
New build.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Den s on 7th September 2016 at 00:31

Just another square box with square windows and a bit of nonsense hanging from the roof.

Comment by: Garry on 7th September 2016 at 08:36

Correct Den s.

Comment by: kath on 7th September 2016 at 08:47

I like it. neat and functional. if it had lots of added decoration then people would moan about it being a waste of money

Comment by: Lee on 7th September 2016 at 08:49

Enjoyed my 4 years there.

Comment by: Alan on 7th September 2016 at 08:56

There's three square boxes in view.

Comment by: nephro on 7th September 2016 at 08:58

There will be an accident there soon on that crossing. I went over it yesterday in my car and on green for me students were just walking across the road twiddling with their phones not looking where they are going .

Comment by: maggie. on 7th September 2016 at 09:07

What kind of college is it? Just another name for a secondary school, or a proper college dealing in post school studies?

Comment by: Mick on 7th September 2016 at 09:16

This corner of Wigan looks so much better now that old pit winding wheel as been moved to around the corner Its a lovely clean building with plenty of windows to allow the light to get in.
I bet its pleasure studying there for the students and its got a nice wide modern footpath outside.

Comment by: Db on 7th September 2016 at 09:18

Square box and soulless. And don't forget the dozens of CCTV cameras dotted around the place like some high security building. I went a lesure centre yesterday and there cameras in the changing roons, no joking. Parsons Walk is crawling with those intrusive (and illegal IMO) CCTV cameras, getting people used to being under constant surveillance. As George Orwell said: "if you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on the human race - forever".

Comment by: truewigana on 7th September 2016 at 10:18

Modern, forward thinking, Something a few on here should think about.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th September 2016 at 10:51

I agree..no character at all.

Comment by: Roy on 7th September 2016 at 11:45

Alan and Db can i just say that the two taller 'square' boxes in view and another one next door were built 63 years ago.

Comment by: Allan on 7th September 2016 at 12:44

With reference to the cctv cameras everywhere Db what is the problem if you are doing nothing wrong ? Also Maggie do you actually live or come from Wigan if you dont know what the tech is ?

Comment by: irene roberts on 7th September 2016 at 12:45

It looks like it's made of Lego. A world away from the old Rushton's building across the road. The students probably love it and I admit I would have done at 16; it's only as I got older that I began to appreciate the beauty of the old buildings, and the workmanship and pride that went into them.

Comment by: Dave on 7th September 2016 at 14:33

Orwell also said “The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

Comment by: christine on 7th September 2016 at 14:54

i quite like it ,unlike the grand arcade and the galleries waste of money ,wigan a ghost town .sadly

Comment by: Den s on 7th September 2016 at 16:41

Mick, why do you want to push Wigan's mining history "Around the corner"?.It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Comment by: britboy on 7th September 2016 at 18:03

I did 7yrs in total there furthering my education before being let loose on an unsuspecting world.
Half of that time was spent in the old Wigan tech in library st.
The new building was very new when I was there.
The new corner building looks great and functional, it may not have the architectural looks of Library St but it is a modern education establishment and definitely projects that image.
Students are going there to learn!

Comment by: Db on 7th September 2016 at 18:24

The "if you're doing nothing wrong you've got nothing to hide" way of thinking is used time and time again and people fall for it. So it's OK to monitor emails, txt messages, have CCTV in school changing rooms, fingerprinting children (yes that's going on), etc? I heard they are scanning children under 3 yrs to enter Disney World. Crazy world.

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 7th September 2016 at 20:29

The logo is very clever.

Comment by: Allan on 7th September 2016 at 20:44

Like I said if you have nothing to hide why worry ?

Comment by: Den s on 7th September 2016 at 21:10

"Clean" and "Functional" ? If that is all we aspire to in our Town Center buildings then we may as well rename Wigan "Anytown".
This same building with slight variations can be seen in any town or city in England. What effort, if any, as the Architect put into designing this building?. He or she has simply taken a piece of paper and drawn a square box on it and then added a few Windows. If this is supposed to be modern then I'm content to be thought old fashioned.

Comment by: Sam h on 8th September 2016 at 00:41

Mick you're usually grumbling about the new taking over the old Wigan architecture , even prince charles campaigned against this type of boring structure

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th September 2016 at 08:30

I agree with Den s, why try to ignore your industrial history? Capitalise on it, people & visitors will love it.

Comment by: Sam h on 8th September 2016 at 14:50

Looks like the entrance to a bus station I saw down in the midlands a few years ago

Comment by: fred foster on 8th September 2016 at 16:07

I don't think that our Council likes to be reminded of the borough's past links with mining. We have nothing at all to represent our past.When are we going to have a decent statue to the men who worked in the mines around the town? So far we have a pile of scrap at the bottom of Standishgate and an ugly head up the Weind

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 8th September 2016 at 21:42

Well said Fred !

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th September 2016 at 16:39

Agree with Helen....well-said, Fred!

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