SZ0890 : Bournemouth: International Centre

taken 10 years ago, near to Westbourne, Bournemouth, Great Britain

Bournemouth: International Centre
Bournemouth: International Centre
Seen here from across the SZ0890 : Bournemouth: Pier Approach, the BIC was opened in 1985 as a top conference facility for the town. It attracts major bands and entertainers, as well as the major political parties’ conferences on a frequent basis. It also featured a large public swimming pool, but, owing to a decrease in numbers using it, it was converted to a further conference hall in 2005. See also SZ0890 : Bournemouth: International Centre – south face.
The building in front of it, Court Royal, has an interesting use: it became a convalescent home for south Wales miners in 1946 and still carries out that function. This may be a factor as to why this building was spared back in the early 80s when the BIC was built, while entire roads of similar buildings were sacrificed.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 December, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 087 907 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:42.9951N 1:52.6709W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 089 908
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