1. This project for Wigan is a significant opportunity to create a new Civic Quarter. Our team’s belief is to create a new ‘place’. The siting of this new place sits significantly at the junction of the Town Centre, the historic conservation area and the commercial centre for Wigan.

    The Wigan Life Centre Project has a rich mix of functions brought together to create a new public facility. Due to the unique nature of this brief we feel the opportunity exists to not only create a new place but to tie it together with this new concept for delivering the services to the local community. Therefore the design, function and branding is crucial in embedding this facility into the community. This major PFI win is a one-off commercial and community project which is part of a wider regeneration and transformation of Wigan.

    LCE Architects leads the design team in collaboration with astudio to develop a scheme for a new civic quarter in Wigan, with a wide reaching effect on the town’s perception as well as its function. This masterplan project focuses on urban, cultural and civic regeneration of the city.

    The PFI project for Wigan Council involved the demolition of an existing swimming pool and the construction of two new city centre buildings close to the town hall. The 5,358m² Information and Learning Zone building features a ‘one-stop shop’ for council services, a library and the council’s property shop and neighbourhood zone offices. The 14,820m² Healthy Living Zone building features a 25 metre swimming pool, a gym and primary care trust facilities.

    Awards
    Winner of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) North West Awards 2012 Conservation & Town Centre Regeneration | AJ Retrofit Awards 2012 Finalist | RICS: North West Regional Regeneration Award (2012) | Nominated for the RICS 2012 National Regeneration Award | Winner of Best International Public Services Development in association with CNBC Arabia | Shortlisted in the grand final (2012) | Winner Best Public Services Development in the UK Property Awards 2009 | International Property Awards: Best International Public Services Development Award (2009) | MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award 2009 – Mixed Use Commendation

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  2. With PSCC, the VR experience was an instinctive response to the clients wishes to unveil the Prince Sultan Cultural Centre, (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) at the buildings inauguration ceremony in a new and creative way. Traditionally, rendered stills and video would have been used, to convey the building and interior.

    With LCE’s approach we were able, in addition to a live animation, to take the client in through the front door, let them walk both inside and out, and experience the building however they wished.

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LCE

LCE architects

LCE is a highly successful practise of architects, designers and thinkers operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. LCE work spans from UK, North Africa, Middle East and Brasil with visions of projects further afield.


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LCE is a highly successful practise of architects, designers and thinkers operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. LCE work spans from UK, North Africa, Middle East and Brasil with visions of projects further afield. LCE a design led practice was founded in 1990 and has grown into a leading design office with the technical and creative expertise to respond to complex challenges of contemporary architectural design and construction. The practice HQ is in Brighton, UK and overseas offices in Tripoli Libya, Sao Paulo Brasil and planned office in the Middle East. Our main objective with any design is to provide the Client with new, original concepts and a pragmatic architecture which maintains visionary ambitions. For all projects we strive to go beyond standard solution and to refine and develop new typologies.

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