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Report - Moore Street Substation, Sheffield. Dec 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by RdL, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. RdL

    RdL 28DL Member
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    This building is normally not accessible and is protected by a high fence which is electrified.

    [REMOVED - quick way to lose someone their job this!!]

    The substation is one of several that serve the city of Sheffield, but is the only one that is within a building. It was designed by the local architectural practice Jefferson Sheard in 1968 in a Brutalist style. To quote Owen Hatherley it is "a shocking paroxysm of a building, an explosion in reinforced concrete, a bunker built with an aesthete's attention to detail, a building which is genuinely Brutalist in both senses of the term."

    Whilst the lower floors are full of transformers, the upper floor was included to allow for future expansion which never happened and it has been empty since the building was constructed.

    Exterior concrete detailing:


    The dance performance in the upper hall:


    The empty upper hall:


    Staircase in upper hall:


    First floor transformers:


    Ground floor transformers operating at 200,000V:

    #1 RdL, Jan 11, 2013
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