St Clement's served as a mental hospital from 1937-2007, housed in old workhouse buildings constructed in the late 1800s. Here's some shots from South Block.
Coborn Ward for adolescants
Coborn Ward patients signing off
The morgue, which is to be retained and turned into a house if I recall correctly.
No slab, but a few bits and pieces remained here until someone booted the back gate in and everything of scrap value disappeared.
This place is mostly houses now but we managed to nip in just before they tore the place down. You don't see a lot of newspaper bases like this anymore, an all encompassing site consisting of offices, dining area & social club, printing facilities and also warehousing for distribution. KM will be opening a new office here at some point but the days of a giant operation like this are long gone.
Only remnants of the hard-hitting journalism in the newsroom was the best looking pet competition!
There were a few old photos lying around showing how things were done years ago like this old printing press.
Another showed the print hall behind the newspaper offices and we were able to do a before...
These are my first pictures on OS, quite late as I seem to have been really busy lately!
This was good wander on a Bank Holiday weekend recently. This 22-storey building known as St George's House is being converted to flats after Swiss cereal peddlers Nestle moved out last September.
After going up all those stairs , this was the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer. In hindsight, we should have brought a barbecue
...and now for the long way down...
The previously posh reception area has been turned into a base for the demo crew.