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Report - Rockvilla Mushroom Factory and School, Glasgow, June 2008

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BenCooper, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. BenCooper

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    Right next to the Spier's Wharf branch of the Forth & Clyde Canal stands this rather ugly building - it's been a very visible landmark just to the north of Glasgow city centre for as long as I can remember. Rockvilla is, as it sounds, an enormous rock - Possil road tunnels through it and under the canal, and there used to be a school perched on the rock, but all that remains of that is the boy's and girl's entrances which spiral up through the rock.

    This building looks like it was once a warehouse, but later it was used for growing mushrooms - hence the bricked-up lower windows. It's most interesting for the fantastic views.

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    A view from an upper window, looking west over the canal:

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    Inside, it's mostly bog-standard warehouse:

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    Some serious big steel doors, though:

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    And this is the view east to Spier's Wharf:

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    The school was standard Victorian - the outdoor boy's toilets are still standing:

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    The staircase that spirals up inside the rock is beautiful, though damned hard to take a panorama of :)

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    More pictures of the warehouse in my Flickr set...
     

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