Ashton under Lyne – Civic Offices

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me. There was a padlock and a chain upon the gate. I called in my dream to the lodge-keeper, and had no answer, and peering closer through the rusted spokes of the gate I saw that the lodge was uninhabited.

Once upon a time there were council offices – then slowly there were not.

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Built in the 1980s and met with almost immediate public disdain.

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Welcome to The Dustbin.

An octagonal brick face concrete hub, anchoring three six storey walls, which enclose a central open courtyard area. Housing all central local authority offices.

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2 thoughts on “Ashton under Lyne – Civic Offices

  1. I never did understand the corner of Warrington Street and Wellington Road. What should have been a grand entrance featuring a grand lobby or atrium instead was the “goods entrance” the loading area. Never have I in my life seen anything so ill conceived.

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