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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 14th December, 2019)

Standish Leisure centre


Standish Leisure centre
On Rectory Lane, opening early 2020.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ60)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 14th December 2019 at 08:22

That building has all the character of a bin-bag. It looks like a child has built it out of Lego.

Comment by: jj on 14th December 2019 at 08:45

What a delightful piece of architecture. Standish folks must be delighted.

Comment by: Gary on 14th December 2019 at 09:13

Good photo - but the structure resembles a shipping container with windows.

Comment by: Ron D on 14th December 2019 at 10:32

I remember when a piece of chalk was a leisure centre.

Comment by: Poet on 14th December 2019 at 10:50

I wonder if this is the finished article. The building looks much different on the leisure centre web site where a sort of wooden cladding has been added.

Comment by: Kathleen Hodson on 14th December 2019 at 11:34

What a monstrosity

Comment by: veronica on 14th December 2019 at 12:35

Awful.... Looks like corrugated cardboard...

Comment by: Garry on 14th December 2019 at 13:41

I fully agree with Irene, Lego blocks or tin man's house.
No character in buildings today, it's all about speed.
I need a sherry.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 14th December 2019 at 13:52

Irenes comment made me laugh...

jj had a touch of irony...

& I totally agreed with Gary.

I think architects must have very thick skins & also be hard of hearing !!

Comment by: Cyril on 14th December 2019 at 14:11

Oh, that is gross, how on earth did they get permission for it to be built, I can imagine the local folks who bought expensive houses around there will be livid, I know I wouldn't like to keep seeing it, and why does everything now have be painted in battleship grey, is the MOD selling off its overstock.

Comment by: PeterP on 14th December 2019 at 14:47

Looks good if we get invaded then they can use it has a bunker wth machine gun turrets.

Comment by: Pw on 14th December 2019 at 15:21

Looks like something from an industrial estate.I wonder if it looks better from the other side.

Comment by: lloyd on 14th December 2019 at 16:33

wigan planning aproved

Comment by: Pat McC on 14th December 2019 at 16:58

Be fair Irene, a bin bag has masses of character compared with this!

Comment by: Anne on 14th December 2019 at 17:26

It could probably be improved by painting it in those zany first word war battleship camouflage designs.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th December 2019 at 17:42

Pour me a sherry too, please, Garry! xx

Comment by: Ken R on 14th December 2019 at 18:32

I tried to put up some good words to describe this thingy, but failed. Perhaps Poet can string something together?

Comment by: Elizabeth on 14th December 2019 at 18:42

Absolutely horrible !I find it hard to believe that got planning permission.

Comment by: DTease on 14th December 2019 at 19:25

I'll bet the Architect was toiling and sweating over this design for as much as a whole hour,

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2019 at 19:34

Garry's re-cycling bin must be full to the brim with Sherry bottles! I bet the fire is heaped up with coal too... ;@))

Comment by: Garry on 14th December 2019 at 20:13

Thanks Irene and Veronica, the coal fire is roaring well. The drinks are on me ladies, cheers.

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th December 2019 at 20:43

I've booked us a taxi to Garry's, Veronica. xxx

Comment by: Veronica on 14th December 2019 at 21:47

Let me know what time Irene, it's that time of year again......I'll bring a toasting fork...

Comment by: Poet on 14th December 2019 at 22:08

Don't let your body go to seed
For Standish folk we can guarantee,
That after four weeks training hard,
You'll look far better than this façade,
But not so fair as yesterday,
When in the meadow's waving sway,
You tied your boots and roamed and hiked
With never a thought for an exercise bike.

Comment by: Garry on 15th December 2019 at 06:03

Ha ha what are you both like, cheers. I've plenty coal, bread and sherry.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th December 2019 at 11:04

I like crumpets and 'nibbles' Garry

Comment by: Garry on 15th December 2019 at 11:46

Ok done Veronica, it's a deal.

Comment by: Alan on 15th December 2019 at 12:26

Garry's going to have nose bleed.
Lol.

Comment by: Garry on 15th December 2019 at 15:36

Banter Alan thats all.

Comment by: Philip G. on 15th December 2019 at 15:51

That's right, Ron; Marked-out our own playing surfaces we did.

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