Pictures showing the inside of Wigan Pier nightclub have been released, showing the famous venue just days before its planned demolition.
Originally a Victorian storehouse, the building was remodelled forty years ago and turned into a nightclub. It became a key part of the North West’s music scene and was famous for rave and house music.
During its peak in the mid-1990s, it was regularly pulling in 800 customers every Friday and Saturday night. But the building has stood empty for more than 12 months.
The former Wigan Pier nightclub building is to be demolished to make way for a major redevelopment of the surrounding area. The site is seen by many as one of Wigan's biggest eyesores and has stood empty for more than 12 months. Wigan Council bought the building in March 2013.
Demolition work will start on Monday 6 January. Plans to transform the area around Wigan Pier are currently being considered by the council.
The nightclub site will initially be restored as a community garden but wider proposals include landscaping the land around the pier and making use of the canal basin as a marina for overnight mooring. Plans will be finalised in the coming months.