We all know the history of this place and with so many reports going up recently but here is a short version.
Inspired by Tumbles i decided to shoot some old BW Film.
Costing £350,000 and ten years to build, the Cardiff City Asylum opened on 15 April 1908. The main hospital building covered 5 acres (2.0 ha), designed to accommodate 750 patients across 10 wards, 5 each for men and women. Like many Victorian institutes, it was designed as a self-contained institute, with its own 150 feet (46 m) water tower atop a power house containing two Belliss and Morcom steam engine powered electric generator sets, which were only removed from standby in the mid-1980s.
Whitchurch Hospital finally closed its doors in April, 2016 and is due to be stripped down and dismantled.
Thanks for looking
I have been doing urban exploration since I was a kid (now in my 40s). Much of my early explores were done without a camera, I really wish I had used one back then...Some epic locations. Now I take both photos and video. I also upload videos to my YouTube channel. Looking forward to sharing some of my future explores with you.
During the Cold War, this bunker was built as an auxiliary hospital.
The overlying school was opened in the 60s while the hospital was officially inaugurated in the 80s.
It offered 2,370 places and never went into operation.
At the turn of the millennium, it was relieved of its responsibilities, the inventory transferred to other states, and the hospital will be soon demolished.