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Report - New Walk Council Offices, Leicester, October 2014

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Olly Stabler, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Olly Stabler

    Olly Stabler 28DL Full Member
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    I've had my eye on this site for a while and I'm happy to finally have got it done. I explored with JacquesJ, PopPunkJamie and a non member, Andy K. JacquesJ and Andy had done it before but not the bigger of the 2 buildings, so it was good to have walked away having done the whole site. The bigger building still has a fair amount of office chairs, desks etc inside there, but it was very dark and we weren't gonna start lighting up rooms with flash as it may have alerted security. Therefore all my shots are from the roof.

    Anyway the history:

    The council offices on New Walk opened in 1975 only to be declared structurally unsafe in 2009. They are to be demolished in 'early 2015' according to the council website. The cost of the move is just under £20million but the council claim they'll save £1.3m a year on maintenance and lease costs. The bigger of the 2 buildings is 55 metres. Anyway, photos:

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  2. KM_Punk

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    Nice one for getting in this, any internal shots?
     
  3. JuJu

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    Nice one :)
     
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    As KM Punk has already commented, some internals would be great
    Nice shots there, btw
     
  5. Olly Stabler

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    Sadly not, it was too dark-didn't want to start firing off flash and have security alerted. Might do a day time revisit.

    Yeah sorry about that, they're stil working on it mon-fri stripping out recyclable bits so daytime is hard!

    Thanks :)
     
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    Fair enough, security have told me that if they see anyone on site they'll dial 999 no questions asked
     
  7. Olly Stabler

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    Did you get caught? We watched secca catch and tell off an explorer from a window haha, then about 20 minutes later on the roof we had a helicopter circle us 3 or 4 times but didn't get any trouble!
     
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    That was quick! Nice shots too. :thumb
     
  9. Olly Stabler

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    Ha yeah got a reply on my lead and ended up going in with the dude and some of his mates! Cheers :)
     
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    Good work dude! Was good fun up there :thumb
     
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    Really good photo's & good report !
     
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    Some nice shots there mate :thumb
     
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