was lucky enough to spend 3 days in the exclusion zone earlier this year; some shote within the former USSR "secret" Radar Station
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
I know this place has been done many times before but it is right up my alley and was a tantalizing temptation whilst the rest of the family slept/swam in the villa pool.
Thanks for the tip from a fellow member here. The last report/intel from here was 2014 so it has been a while.
Things have changed security wise. The holes are patched up and there are 2 new heras style fences inside the main boundary. The main problem with these was that the point of tackling them was very exposed to the street and adjacent dock.
Inside, not much has changed.
The 'slot window' access point was amusing, the width being about an inch narrower than my back to chest distance and the height being about 4inches shorter than my groin to shoulder height. It took some contorting, and at one point I thought I was well and truly stuck, but in the end, I managed-I was too close to give up.
6am start meant it was a bit dark for photography. By the time I got out, the families were on their balconies and I yelled Ola to them as I jumped over the 4th and final barrier to safety.
It was constructed in 1958 according to a design by the Spanish architect RamÃ³n VÃ¡zquez MolezÃºn.
Running gear and T/G were provided by Metropolitan Vickers.
In 1986 The Spanish government commissioned a new Powerplant around 10km away on the other side of the bay.
The plant was closed in 1991/2.
The 2 rooms I really came for-
it was actually a last minute decision to visit this explore.
en route home from doing the manton colliery explore i passed the fomer pumping station at bracebridge with a shall i or sha,nt i so a quick turn round of the car
i squeezed in behind some twat in a skoda who thought it a very good idea to park across the entrance who then decided to move and the explore was on.
Built in 1881 Bracebridge Pumping Station was part of Worksop's new sewage system. It used two steam-driven beam engines (together with a travelling crane) to pump the sewage to the effluent processing facility. The engine was coal-fired, with the coal being brought in from nearby Shireoaks Colliery by boat via the Chesterfield Canal. Like many Victorian pumping stations it was built with no little style, designed in an Italian Romanesque style including ornate cast-iron columns and a spiral staircase. Apparently these remain inside (the columns are most definitely visible on external view).
Now Grade II Listed, the building along with 1.33 acres of land is currently bricked yp to prevent access so sorry no interior shots
the old pumping station has been like this since it was refurbished many years ago there was talk of turning it into an attraction but nothing has happened yet and possibly wont do for the forseeable future
the old pumping station viewed from high hoe road
the old beds still filled with water
one of the victorian columns can still be seen through the windowless building
rising upwards towards the ornate chimney
a closer view of the ornate victorian columns
the base of the chimney from the back of the pumping house
the rear of the pumphouse
the rear of the pumphouse and chimney
the middle of the chimney with the lightning conductor on the right
the top of the chimney and the lightning conductor
someone had gained access inside by a rope tied to one of the windows but feeling a bit cream crackered i didnt fancy the tarzan routine so i didnt bother