SU1184 : Part of the Link Centre, Swindon

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Lydiard Millicent, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Part of the Link Centre, Swindon
Part of the Link Centre, Swindon, taken 4 years ago
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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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
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1176 8449
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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