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Report - Bishop Street Post Office - Leicester - September 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by RichPDG, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. RichPDG

    RichPDG 28DL Regular User
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    The History
    Designed by Julius Bradley and opened in 1935 to replace a Victorian Post Office close-by on Granby Street. It also acted as a sorting office for Central Leicester and Central suburbs. It closed in 2007 with most services going to WH Smiths on Granby Street and parcel collection going to an office on Campbell Street. In 2012 Leicester City Council purchased the property with the plan to use it as Customer Service Centre, to replace the offices on Wleford Road, but this idea has fallen flat on it’s face. It is now up for sale on a lowered price with the Council reeling over a £30k a year cost of keeping the building. In May 2013 there was talk of student accommodation, which appears to have also fallen through.

    The Explore
    Visited with KM Punk one evening after we discovered that another site was a no go so we decided to hit this place and it did not disappoint!

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    Thanks for looking! :thumb
     

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  2. darn

    darn 28DL Full Member
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    looks amazing!
     
  3. Urban Legend

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    Superb report! Enjoyed it:thumb
    What a stunning building both inside and out.
     
  4. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre The clumsiest explorer in Yorkshire!
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    That is stunnin and was on my doorstop for years, Doh! Seriously good work guys :D xxx
     
  5. Paradox

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    Nice job! Some amazing shots there! :thumb
     
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