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  1. With a 2.5 meter high, fully reinforced security fence, cameras at every angle and motion sensors tucked away in strategical places, this building was designed to keep people out. A load of good that did, eh? This building is shrouded in mystery, its former use was totally unknown and even google wasn't any help! Turns out it was the old headquarters for the Department of work and pensions, but they could not afford to keep it running, so became a rejected building for social security. No one has ever documented this building and not a single photo of the insides can be found.. Until now. Not my fanciest of camera work but the night time was the best time for this trip. So granted the shots could be better but with not a lot of time on our hands (and maybe setting a motion detector off) we had to make do! The building itself was actually very clean and tidy, in and out. Fair bit of dust and clutter from the stripping off pipes from underneath the flooring but no graffiti, no vandalism.. Not a single sign of "outsiders". Truly trapped in time with 1990's tech scattered, but nothing of worth, just old school things that required Ethernet and a few tapes and old floppy disks. For the most part it was quiet and things were calm, the main worry was watching for the missing floor panels and pesky motion sensors above a certain few doors. So I gather most office blocks like this are still protected (A company called 'clear way') which is kind of surprising considering how long it has been abandoned and I cannot find out anything to do with that buildings future. Originally used as a primary headquarters for the department of work and pensions, handling data and dealing with data to do with peoples income and possibly entitlement of benefits, sits unused and had been abandoned between around 2002 but the exact time is yet to be known. It was being used through the 90's that's for sure with lift service sheets with the last service being 2002 and floppy disks and tapes dating through the 90's. It is unfortunate we could not see the whole building, as out of the three floors it had only the ground and second were explored. The lower ground floor proved to be a challenge as that's were the sensors really were, so we decided to leave it and head out quiet as a mouse. But not without having one last look at the glass atrium of course. Over all this building is still somewhat a mystery and i'm fairly certain we are the only people to document this building, which is mad for me. This is my first real forum and I hope you enjoy the photos, Til the next one! "Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints" 1. scouting a way in 2. The atrium, looking straight through 3. 4. 5. This tells me they were short of funds. 6. 7. The windows for the atrium 8. Lift mechanics 9. The lift motor and pulley system 10. Service history for the lift 11. A letter (with buildings address) for evaluation of the one lift 12. Typical office corridors, minus the health and safety hazard 13. Vintage mounted desk with plug sockets built in 14. Huge computer room 15. Keys still left as they were since closure 16. Media storage units 16. Hand drawn schematics for lift dated 89 17. Lift room 18. Temperature gauges 19. Wiring for the lift 20. Very rusty keys 21. The motor for the lift 22. Lift schematics 23. The original blueprint before the construction of oak house 24. This still works! 25. Flooring lifted for strip down before being abandoned 26. Old school floppy disk dated 91 27. Media room and units 28. Stannah lift lever 29. Inside the vast atrium 30. Another angle 31. Vintage clock and safe
  2. Out and about looking for derps, drove past this interesting place by the roadside, turns out the cottage was lasted used as an office for a small firm. Quite shit, but hey worth a couple pics Not the best, but far from the worst I've done, still another one ticked off the list and a 40 min explore done
  3. Seeing Landie mans report spurred me on to visit this stunning lump of 1930s building situated right in the middle of Leicester on Bishops Street. After getting in with a bit of a faff and a lot of noise we found ourselves in the main hall as the sky brightened, and what a wonderful place this is. It closed in 2008 after being bought by Leicester City Council and the future, subject to planning permission is conversion into yet more awful student accomodation. The developers had hoped to have it ready in September 2014 but it obviously didn't happen. I loved this place, it's truly stunning. Visited with OverArch and jo on a day full of top class derping. Thanks for looking, more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157650463447332/
  4. Wow. Just Wow. This place is incredible; I could have spent a whole day in here and camped over! My God, why do they not build such luscious Post Offices anymore?! This Art Deco Post Office in The Midlands in England opened in 1935 and was built from coarse grained De Lank Granite. By 1954 this was the first post office in the UK to have a machine that informed package senders the postage to anywhere in the world. The site closed its doors in November 2007 and has sat ever since. It costs the taxpayer £30,000 a year and was sold to the City Council for £1.4 Million ($2.12 Million) in 2008 There was talk about demolition to make way for student accommodation. I would be very sad if that happened. Please excuse my awful, noisy photos. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 Sorry about the noise, will return soon!
  5. 1. Amt 01 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 2. Amt 02 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 3. Amt 03 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 4. Amt 04 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr 5. Amt 05 by MiaroDigital, on Flickr
  6. Found this roof with gabe, extreme_ironing and monkey near the river in London. It's currently a construction site for a new block of offices. Not especially high but proof that you don't necessarily need to go too high to get a good view of the London skyline. There's a few like this in the area at the moment, on with some pics. Looking towards the Tower of London Looking towards Tower Bridge, another nicely placed little roof in view.... HMS Belfast The Shard & London Bridge The City The Leadenhall building, otherwise known as the cheese grater The walkie bloody talkie and a church which is a ruin from a WWII bombing, only the spire remains intact Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!!
  7. This was a recent accidental stumble upon, Rowlandsway House in Wythenshawe, Manchester. The structure used to accommodate Shell employees, seemed like a pretty standard office block. Access was fairly easy with pretty slack security, but be aware of motion censored alarm/lights in main reception! Planning to go back before further demolishment as want to get more images when i have some proper equipment on me. Horrible building from the outside but internally its quite an interesting explore with some beautiful light in the late afternoon. (google image)
  8. I'd seen this place through the trees when driving by. I went to check if it was abandoned. I think it was a farm originally, then turned into auto shop/garage/towing or something similar. Several sheds farm style 159 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr Walking up to the main house 162 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 187 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr Lots of cars outside 172 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 174 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 175 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 180 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 201 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 202 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 212 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 220 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 230 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 240 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 246 (2)12 (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 251 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr Kind of difficult to get good photos of the cars because of growth and them cramped together. Especially of this fella. 259 (2)1 (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 253 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 273 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 276 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 285 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 304 (2)1 (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr 310 (2) (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 321 (2)12 (427x640) by yippiyey, on Flickr 324 (2) (640x427) by yippiyey, on Flickr
  9. Old royal mail office?

    Took a wrong turn the other day and noticed this, what looks like an old sorting office? Anyone had a snout?
  10. Found this, not sure if anyone has been down here, but some explorers have, link below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Post_Office_Railway
  11. Right myself Space Invader,nelly.obscurity,SK and silver rainbow went for a wander. Excuse write up..on virtual keyboard,bust last one...This was a bonus after millenium mills.right crack people! just a quick look but fun:thumb
  12. Stupid bloody spur of the moment explores...Gotta love em. Whilst walking back from doing a quick site visit with a dodgy kodak compact from work, I spotted an open door, what good fortune Only got a few pics cos I was due back at work, should hopefully revisit soon, I hope the door is still open Peace, Out Shadow
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