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Lead or Rumour info - Methodist Central Hall, Birmingham

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by the patriot, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. the patriot

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    a massive building which has been used as a night club since the early 90s..hosting all night partys. is to be converted into apartments! last night is some time in january.then the work starts. this building is huge once in side. it has a colossal main room with high ceiling also loads of other rooms plus a labyrinth of corridors over 2 levels. there is also a 50ft tower. there is alot of info on the net google methodist central hall birmingham...:thumb
     

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  2. bubblehead

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    Re: methodist central hall birmingham

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    i got in there last time it closed down back in 2007. Spent many a night in this place as a teenager when it was open too.
     
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    Re: methodist central hall birmingham

    Yeh, got our eye on it!
     
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    Thats the Q Club, been to a few nites there.
     
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    a couple of my pics of it in use, I will be doing Flashback in December too...

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    The place has a place in every ravers heart, when rammed it is fucking amazing.

    It will be sad to see it go (again).
     
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    reeeeeespect....those snaps made the hairs on my neck stand up....used to go to many anight there myself..very sad to see it go..:(
     
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    Re: methodist central hall birmingham

    A video of Atomic Jam back in 2009 too...

    http://youtu.be/NnpFYyHi60Y?hd=1

    I am glad they reopened the Institute as that is a good replacement for the Que Club.
     
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    thanks for that video..takes me back..great venue for atomic jam.. what a sound system they got there. bass is immence... be a sad day those doors close .............
     
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    Went for the last night at the Q, Atomic Jam. Was f-ing amazing. crazy bass.
     
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    Re: methodist central hall birmingham

    Looks to me like the Q Club is still going, came across this thread while looking through google images so did a quick search and they've got nights lined up in 2014 :)

    https://www.facebook.com/QCLUBBIRMINGHAM
     
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    It is still going, the planning permission had troubles I think, I doubt the nightclub will disappear anytime soon, however many 'Last EVER Q Club' nights there are lol, just a ticket selling idea :D
     
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    I have piles of photos from the inside of this place on a hard drive somewhere, I'll try to dig them out. There are several underground rooms and tunnels that run along the underside of Corporation Street and Dalston St, as well as a ventilation system with HUGE (and I mean you could fit several fat men in them) ducts running throughout the building. We guessed were used to transfer warm air from the massive heating system at the base through to ever increasingly small (now full of pigeon poo) ducts near the top of the building.

    Access to the unused rooms (including the heating room that used to feed the ventilation system) is via a door on the right on the first landing on the main stairs (either just before or just after the swing doors that take you into the The Chapel and Diner rooms). There's a totally separate steel stair system that runs up and down the inside of the building just inside that door. From what I remember there were 5 rooms in varying states of disrepair two levels down, all running off a single corridor. One of them looked like it had been used as a printers workshop for a bit. There was evidence of pretty extensive flooding, the waterline was about 4' up the wall and the very old looking parkay flooring was heavily warped and basically knackered.

    Several tunnels run off one of these rooms, one of which gave access to a very, very creepy looking room that we presumed was a former classroom back when it was a methodist church. It actually looked like the external ground level may have originally been lower on this side of the building - if you ever walk up Dalston St and look at the base of the building you'll see evidence of old windows.

    The area under the main stage is especially interesting but would require ropes and large balls to go exploring in. There are unmarked dark holes in that place that drop 10's of feet. The largest we found was a 60ft+ drop that you could easily just fall into without even seeing it. If someone ever leaves the door open and you end up in there on your own then travel with care. I genuinely wouldn't recommend wandering around without a very least a massive heard torch.

    The upstairs area is being used as a venue and is currently called The Rooftop - if you were ever in it 2007 onwards this room was called The Loft. As I understand it the rest of the building is unused as there are outstanding issues with the planning application and costs involved in converting it into apartment.

    Just in case it's of interest, the hatch giving access to the roof and bell tower is at the top of the stairs on the right-hand exit from the loft/rooftop rooms. Again, the roof (even in broad daylight) was super dangerous and should be explored with extreme caution should you ever find yourself up there.
     
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