Photo-a-Day (Friday, 27th December, 2019)
What a waste of space? Stalls about 10ft tall with at least 15 ft above doing nothing. Glorified aircraft hanger.
a nice photograph but how did you manage to take a photograph in the Market Hall when there are signs up stating that the taking of photographs is strictly forbidden?
Interesting concept about space doing nothing PeterP. Perhaps they ought 'fill in' the Whispering Gallery in St.Pauls.
Poet has to Wigan Market just wasted space which has to be kept warm during the winter, only two stalls at the top of the steps. Why did they build it so high if they had no plans to put a second level into the building?
Yes , you would think the space could have been utilised for another level.... Perhaps not though, seeing as the Market Hall isn't heaving with throngs of folk rushing around buying bargains...
I wonder why there was so much space above - could it have been fire hazard maybe?
The interior of the old Wigan market, which everyone loved and cherished was exactly like this. High roofed and airy. No one complained about it then and indeed plenty would love to see it back.
I appreciate the logic of what you say Peter but sometimes it's character that matters most, and for me those high windows and girders make it look like a proper market and not a modern mall. All the best to you.
Defeats the object if the rents are too high for traders to make it work . Look at Jamie
Oliver , even his restaurants that were full , even they closed , due the rental cost . The bums on seats idea has long gone . Include in that online shopping and sales every week , it’s not surprising traders can’t make it work . It’s quite simply vampire landlords draining the life blood out of our towns for their own profits . Lowering the rents would at least give shops and traders a chance .
@ mogthecat, I went into the market hall via the upper floor and didn't see any signs. Just took an opportune snap with my phone. What would be the consequences? Its an innocent snap.
Spot on Brian.
To insert a second level would loose the ambience and market feel for the whole area.
not to take snaps of the market because it is so run down
I enjoy looking up into these spaces at how the building is constructed,the layout of the electrical.heating,air con,sprinkler,security systems are designed ,laid and thought out.Many new large retail buildings leave them exposed and do not bother with fancy false ceilings.The only trouble is that over time dust accumulates and looks unsightly as can be seen in Wigan market hall.