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  1. The Explore I actually explored this about eight weeks ago with Southside. I drove to Slough, Parked up and he had kindly found the way in before I got to the University Campus. The site is massive, and right in the centre of Slough. I work fairly close to Slough, and had seen the site some weeks before when collecting lunch from Roosters Piri Piri just opposite the site. It's kind of strange that its sat here for so long; its very close to London and land in this general area is typically very, very expensive. That does not of course, make Slough a pleasant place... I think there was a bit of an increase of traffic here after my visit, I have only just got around to editing these! Its amazing how such a large site has sat beneath the radar for such a long time!!! The Site Thames Valley University or TVU as its known; is part of the University of West London and formed part of a conglomerate of several campuses in Reading and West London. The closure of this Campus was announced in 2009 and the doors finally closed it's doors in 2010. The site has now fallen into disuse and it's 1000 students had to re-locate to other campuses around West London. Closure was blamed on the recession/credit crunch at the time; forcing the sale of the site. "Professor Peter John, TVU vice-chancellor, said: 'For the majority of students the closure of the campus will mean a move to one of our other locations either in Reading or West London. All those affected will be fully supported through the transition to minimise any possible disruption to their studies.' A total of 650 pre-registration nursing students at the Slough campus will be provided with a provisional timetable and have been told to pack their bags for the move to Reading by December this year." The site consists of two tower blocks (7 stories high), a ground floor canteen, a small circular building named "The Rotunda" which houses the University's Srudent Uninon, and a 2 story admin block. Plans were announced in 2017 to redevelop the site into 1,400 homes, but so far nothing has happened. Currently the site is owned by the Slough Council. It was a surprisingly relaxed explore. The road outside was very, very busy and all could be heard on the street outside. There were incredibly recent signs of a squat inside one of the rooms; fresh new sleeping bags and food dated for that day in bags; sandwiches, fruit etc. I could hear someone inside who I believe left when they heard us. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 Thanks for reading! More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157696167343975
  2. Hi All A little exploration around this place uncovered some little surprises, Another joint venture with The Raw Demolition crew in now, and signs they have been for a while
  3. Yesterday we went to visit Val Benoit University. Here are some shots. I still have a lot to learn but we had a lot of fun exploring this building. Tips , advice and constructive criticism is always welcome! -Rody
  4. Anyone wanting to check out the epic that was Liege University Mechanics Institute, you are too late :cry: These were taken at the beginning of the month presumably by the developers. Time to scrub another legendary location off the map...
  5. Pritzer Fac Not much history i can find on this one due to it being codenamed everywhere. Inside it looks as if it closed in stages since around 1995. Such a great spot and was deffo my favorite on the Euro tour. Some really nice features scattered here. After finding out we missed a few bits here i'm dying to go back. Cheers, SM
  6. VAL BENOIT UNIVERSITY Visited with members Chaos and Markymark We arrived mid afternoon after a long drive back across Germany, there was a couple of options to explore but ended up having a wander round the abandoned university, there was an obvious secca presence which to be perfectly honest were just loafing about not doing much so didn't seem to pose a threat. We cracked on and made our way in. The place has definitely seen better days, its slowly been trashed over the years, in its hey day it would've been quite an impressive establishment. A couple of nice features still remain and wish we had a bit more time to venture further afield to explore more. History According to online sources the university is built on the ruins of the ancient Cistercian Abbey of Val Benoit. Being the owner, since 1924, of 8 hectares of land around the ruins the Liege Universtiy planned to build five new buildings: an institute of applied chemistry and metallurgy, an institute of mineral sciences, a laboratory of thermodynamics, an Institute of mechanics and an institute of civil engineering. Work began in 1930. In November 1937, King Leopold III inaugurated the varying institutes. The institute of mechanics was inaugurated shortly before the second world war. In the late 1950's, the University of Liege embarked on the long adventure of migrating all its activities to a district within Liege. A little more than twenty years after the inauguration of its first buildings, the premature demise of the Val Benoit campus had been planned. The University of Liege finally downed it books and closed it's doors in 2006. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Thanks for looking
  7. This was my first urban exploring. Many of you already know the place probably. If you want to go (again), hurry up because they are starting renovations in the beginning of 2014. My photos are different from the others on this forum. Besides urbex im also very interested in lomography. Basically, my photos are all analogue and full of flaws. and i like it that way hope you enjoy!
  8. Site 3 on a busy day exploring Belgium, we headed for this abandoned University Complex in Belgium. When I first started work on finding this location, I thought it was one building, but it turned out to be a lot lot more than that. We ended up doing around 1/2 the actual site and what we saw was excellent! The Technology Building was the first port of call, in this building it was apparent a lot of research and studies was completed on turbines and engines. The next port of call for Scattergun and myself was to tackle the highest building in the complex, we went for the Boiler House Chimney, after wandering around for a while and a good bit of climbing and dead ends we found ourselves on the roof with a precarious climb about 30ft above ground on the handrail of a external stair climbing through window. Only for it to lead to another dead end. It seems it is impossible without rope work to get to the top sadly. The next building calling out to us was the building for Chemistry Analysis (Chimie Analytique) Thanks for taking the time to have a look.
  9. Another day two Euro Derp place was this abandoned department of a university. I almost missed it as I had only taken one battery for my camera and decided to charge it in the nearby town after HF6. Managed to charge it and see this place. A good place for a couple of hours, pretty trashed but still interesting nevertheless. The lecture theatre reminded me of being back at uni many years ago where I sat and learnt nothing useful! From what I could translate this place opened in the 1920s and only closed within the last 10 years. Visited with Wevsky, SX-Riff-Raff and Space Invader. Pictures:
  10. This was mental..was working next door and spoke to a caretaker who let me have a look round,but when the boss collared me,she was less than pleased,but I didnt care cos I got my pics...Its a surreal experience mooching round a hospital full of dummies! Well,that`s the medical school folks Many thanks for looking.
  11. De Montfort University is named after Simon de Montfort, a 13th century Earl of Leicester credited with establishing the first parliament in 1265 The De Montfort University Bedford was the sister university to De Montfort University Leicester, and together they made up one of the largest universities in the UK. Over 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studied at Bedford, along with another 20,000 or so at the Leicester centre. In 2006 there was an educational merger with the Bedford campus of DeMontfort University its name was changed to The University of Bedfordshire and relocated to a central site leaving this behind. My Daughter nearly soiled herself when she walked around the corner and saw this.