Jump to content
urbexdevil

UK Brentwood Police Station - August 2018

Recommended Posts

With an ever lasting itch to explore a prison or police station that needed scratching, the time came to explore Brentwood Police Station. Unfortunately solo but a great explore despite!


So after finding a good access point and choosing my moment wisely between passers by, I found myself within the grounds of the police station and soon inside.

The building is mostly stripped out and a bare shell but that wasn’t the main sight to see, I had my mind set on finding the cells! After trying every door it was just my luck they were in the last place I looked.

Attempting the court house adjacent the police station proved unsuccessful.

 

History courtesy of Mockney Reject

 

In December 2015 Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston announced that 15 police stations were to be closed to the public in Essex as part of a £63million spending cut. Brentwood Police Station was one of 9 closing completely. He stated that the buildings were buildings were no longer fit for purpose.


“Police officers, not buildings, fight crime,” Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said.
“We spend too much on too many police buildings, many of which are either no longer fit for policing or are hardly used by the public to report crime.

Bentwood Police station closed to the public in April 2016, and was vacated in December 2017. Operations have now moved to the local Town Hall. The building was closed as it cost £10million per year in running costs, and would have cost a further £30million in maintenance to bring it up to standard.

Kemsley LLP announced the marketing of Brentwood Police Station for proposed residential development. The site extends to approximately 2.75 acres and a planning application is to be submitted for 70-100 dwellings as part new build, part conversion of existing buildings.

 

DSC02044.jpg

 

DSC02046.jpg

 

DSC02047.jpg

 

DSC02048.jpg

 

DSC02049.jpg

 

DSC02050.jpg

 

DSC02053.jpg

 

DSC02054.jpg

 

DSC02058.jpg

 

DSC02059.jpg

 

DSC02060.jpg

 

DSC02062.jpg

 

DSC02063.jpg

 

DSC02064.jpg

 

DSC02065.jpg

 

DSC02068.jpg

 

DSC02070.jpg

 

DSC02071.jpg

 

DSC02072.jpg

 

DSC02073.jpg

 

DSC02074.jpg

 

DSC02076.jpg

 

DSC02078.jpg

 

DSC02052.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Stevepg
      it looks like this place is being cleaned up or there are squatters; a mate went 3 hours after me and there was a guy on site working; alas someone has nicked all the dildos; vainglorious dickheads have also been on site "tagging"
      still some cracking vintage porn to be seen as well as some great items 
      the guy was sure a hoarder

















































    • By The Urban Tourist
      Some months ago I went to explore this abandoned middle school. Since it is almost completely vandalized, there is nothing special inside (exept maybe for the wooden chair you will see), but what made me so curious about this structure was its architecture, very modern and... unusual for a school. Since it was raining and we didn't have any umbrellas, I couldn't take many pictures from outside; I also tried to climb onto the top, but for the same reason I stayed there only for a few seconds (the camera I was using wasn't even mine and was really expensive, so I was scared to ruin it).
       
      Here is the complete album.
       

       

       
      "-RiP- You were and remain unique, grandpa"
      (I found that chair in that position)

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
    • By AndyK!
      Whitley Bridge Mill was originally built in 1870s by John and Thomas Croysdale. Powered by electricity and steam, the mill utilised roller milling, a technique that had revolutionised the flour industry. For more than 100 years the mill was owned by James Bowman & Sons Ltd. Bowmans ceased operations at the mill in 2016 after making the decision to move away from flour milling, and the mill was subsequently closed.
       
      Much of the machinery and equipment had been sold at auction, and extensive damaged caused to the building during the removal of the equipment. However enough remained to make this an interesting visit. The building is like a maze, and we kept find more and more bits every time we thought we'd covered the entire place. Visited with @The Amateur Wanderer.
       

      Archive image of the mill


      The mill as it stands today


      Autoroller roller mills




      More roller mills


      The roller mills were the main machinery in the flour milling process




















      One of the few remaining original windows, although now with a metal sheet covering














      The laboratory was quite interesting


      Note the Bowmans logo used to form a pattern in the tiles


      Rear exterior and silos


      Fuel pumps
    • By Gromr123
      Visited here twice over the span of a week, once with the SO, and the second with mookster,Brewtal, Zotez and obscurity.
      It's a big place and I didn't realise how much I'd missed till the second visit!

      History
      Bulstrode house (listed grade II) lies towards the centre of the park. Rebuilt by Benjamin Ferrey 1860-2 for the twelfth Duke of Somerset, probably incorporating elements of the earlier buildings, it is a rambling, red-brick, Tudor-style building with an imposing tower over the main, north entrance and a French Renaissance-style colonnade on the south front giving access to the adjoining south terrace. The enclosed Inner Court, a service courtyard, is attached to the east side of the house, with various C20 buildings close by. Attached to the north-east corner of the house is the Outer Court, entered from the forecourt through a Gothic arch with a ducal crest in the gable, flanked by railings and brick piers with stone caps. The other three sides of this court have a Gothic loggia fronting a single-storey building; access to the Inner Court is through a gateway on the south side.
       
      In 1966, the community moved to Kent, and the property was bought by WEC International, a Christian evangelist missionary organisation who have gradually restored and improved the public parts of the house's interior.
      The house was put up for sale in 2016 and it's now intended to be turned into a luxury hotel. It was also used recently as a film set for the latest Johnny English film.

      The Explore
      A pretty simple one, apart from having to wade through a muddy bog in a field. The house is huge and even after a few hours I felt like I'd need a re-visit the following week to see the rest of it, especially with the snow and ice making parts like the rooftops terrifying slippery. The second visit was a lovely sunny day and much more pleasant.
      Unfortunately the local kids have been getting in and really smashing the place up good and proper. A real shame as its got some really nice original features.
       
      The Fire alarms still worked and these were pretty much going off 24/7, which was great to cover up the noise of us moving around inside, but also really really annoying! However Brewtal made it his personal mission to find the fuseboard and turn them off. Took him a little while but he did it! Bliss at last.
      When WEC International left in 2016 they stripped out pretty much everything and so a good chunk of the rooms are empty and not too interesting. However the whole lower floor/Basement level had some really nice interesting bits and the power still worked!
       
      We were doing really well until we set off some PIR alarms in one of the outbuildings while we were leaving. Whoops!
      Turned out to be a great explore!

      The Photos
       
      Externals
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Internals
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      ]
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The clock tower mechanism which still could be operated.
       

       

       

      The Basement level. Most the lights worked!
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

×