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Report - Social security offices, Ward End, Birmingham. august 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by jellyfish, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. jellyfish

    jellyfish 28DL Full Member
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    Hello again everyone :-) .
    Third report from me , this one i wasnt going to post at all cause the place is , well, fuc*ed to say the least.
    Then i thought, if i post this it might save someone else the wasted journey lol. Have been past this place a few times and wandered if it was worth a mooch but always forgot about it ,then i saw @ypauly 's post in leads and rumours and thought why not .(Nice one for the memory jog fella :-) )
    HISTORY
    To put it simply, there isnt any. Iv spend a lot of my weekend trying to find anything at all but drew a blank every time. The only thing i know is that it was a social security office. (During phone call to try and at least find out when it closed , i was informed that this was still very much a live site, if this is the case i will personally start a campaign for better working conditions for the staff )
    If anyone has any info on this place at all, please let me know .

    THE EXPLORE
    On the way to another potential mooch , myself, @DdotMC and 2 non members (Gibo and Copper) thought we might as well have a little look around this place. After waiting around for the shop over the road to stop faffin about closing , we found our way over the fence and into the grounds of the standard looking office block.
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.4...caO1T65FlHiEnftnZr2A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
    Iv put the link rather than the image so you can see the deterioration of the building over the years that google have been taking street view images .

    Access to the building was easy as you can get it, the place has just been pretty much left to the locals to do whatever with. Inside is totally trashed with the odd attempt to burn the place down dotted around. The front desks were probably the most intact part . There is evidence of a cellar but we couldnt find any access, only way we could think of was via the lift shaft but the old skool lift doors were not playing ball.(A revisit with my lift key on the cards maybe) Also word of warning to anyone else poppin in here, the roof, while it held the four of us ok, felt really spongey and bouncey so be careful . The overall state of the place safety wise is a bit iffy so if you do visit , please go with caution and take a good torch .

    THE PICS
    Once again, iphone job (dslr will come i promise lol ) so not top end quality .

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    Believe it or not, thats a baby changing table!!
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    Evidence of a cellar?
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    Lift machinery porn......
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    Maybe iv been a little harsh on the place, maybe not, all in all tho, a nice easy little mooch.
    Once again, be careful if you end up in here, plenty of things to trip on and glass to pick out of yourself when you pick yourself up off the floor. And the roof really dont feel too safe.

    Nice one for reading , comments welcome, good or bad :-)
     

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  2. ypauly

    ypauly 28DL Full Member
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    That looks quite good, thanks for showing it, my foot is on the mend so hoping to get out myself soon.
     
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  3. sidibear

    sidibear 28DL Regular User
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    You should have popped around for a coffee, I live about 300 yards from that place.
     
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  4. jellyfish

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    I'll let you know when I pop back to have another go at that lift ;-)
     
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