SU1184 : Part of the Link Centre, Swindon

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Part of the Link Centre, Swindon
Part of the Link Centre, Swindon
As Swindon expanded rapidly in the 1970's and 1980's this was the sort of building that the town wanted; a big architectural statement, no doubt nominated and maybe even winning design awards and plaudits but it has, I understand, been plagued with some of the issues that Councils dread - Legionella in the water supply system, floods, electrical failures related to floods and an on-going maintenance and building expenses bill far beyond what anyone envisaged when beaming at architects plans in halcyon days long ago.

Plus, to a visitor at least, it isn't immediately obvious where the entrance door is. I virtually circumnavigated it before finding it.

It's a leisure centre (housing 'the biggest indoor climbing-wall in Wiltshire'), ice rink (home to Swindon Wildcats ice hockey team), library (scarlet carpet tiles!) and community centre.

Yes, it does look like a waste incinerating facility, dockside warehouse or a bus depot maybe.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1178 8448 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.5448N 1:49.8882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1176 8449
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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