Back again, this time with a report i should've posted a year ago but i'm useless so i'll do it now!
wanted to see this place for ages since i first saw pictures from it, the natural decay was beautiful and the lack of graffiti and vandalism was a breath of fresh air or so to speak,
visited with Kriegaffe9, Perjury Saint, SpiderMonkey & a non-member (for this she will be called Xsession9X) so 9 and I left her house at a ridiculous time to spend 2 hours on the bloody M1 making our way to gloomy yorkshire, parking up and meeting with the others we head to the access point, being as out of shape as i am it was harder to get in than expected but let me tell the huge bruise on my forearm was definitely worth it for the shots i got,
still a little dark when we got in we decided to head to the roof to wait out the sunshine, first time to sheffield and it was quite a lovely sight for 6:30am on a sunday morning. walking around where some floors were dodgy kept my focus, some of the decay was so bad i managed to see the infamous "floating toilet", it's a huge building and we spent a good 4-5 hours in there.
INFO (ripped from wikipedia)
The Building was commissioned to replace Sheffield's first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny, the first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little prospect for extension. The Old Town Hall was built in 1807-8 by Charles Watson, and was designed to house not only the Town Trustees but also the Petty and Quarter Sessions. The initial building was a five-bay structure fronting castle street, but it was extended 1833 and again in 1866 by William Flockton (1804-1864) of Sheffield and his partner for the project, Abbott; the most prominent feature was the new central clock tower over a new main entrance that re-orientated the building to waingate. At the same time, the buildings courtrooms were linked by underground passages to the neighboring Sheffield Police Offices. The first Town Council was elected in 1843 and took over the lease of the Town Trustees' hall in 1866. The following year, the building was extensively renovated, with a clock tower designed by Flockton & Abbott being added.
By the 1980's, the building had again become too small, and the current Sheffield Town Hall was built further south. The Old Town Hall was again extended in 1896-97, by the renamed Flockton, Gibbs & Flockton, and became the Sheffield Crown Court and Sheffield High Court. in the 1990s, these courts move to new premises, and since at least 1997 to present, the building remains disused. In 2008, it was named by the Victorian Society as one of their top ten buildings most at-risk. The campaign group, The Friends of the Old Town Hall was formed in November 2014 with the aim of forcing the buildings owners G1 London Property to state their intentions for its further use. In September 2015 the building was put for sale with an asking price of £2,000,000. But the sale brochure was withdrawn from the internet after about ten days.
On with the pictures!
courts2-9093 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts3-9095 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts5-9102 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts7-9112 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts8-9119 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts10-9125 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts11-9127 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts12-9129 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts14-9144 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts15-9150 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts16-9157 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
courts16-9158 by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
cc4 (1 of 1) by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
cmh2 (1 of 1) by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
yeah (1 of 1) by DecayingHalls, on Flickr
Thats all for now! Thanks for looking!