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Report - Highbury College, Portsmouth, 9-11-09

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by pompey-blue, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. pompey-blue

    pompey-blue 28DL Full Member
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    This is my first proper exploration, any comments advice greatly revieved.
    On this sunny alutumn afternoon I decided to drive down to Portsmouth as I had heard a rumor the Highbury College of further education in Cosham, north of Portsmouth, had closed after 40 years. Being a student there in the 90's I wanted to see for myself.
    The college has moved to a new multi million pound site next door leaving the old site totally abandoned. Most of the 14 acre site is freely accessable with no difficualty in finding a point of entry.
    I did hear workmen on site who appeared to be taking great relish in knocking seven bells out of every internal wall, who I managed to skirt round. I later found out they are checking for asbestos
    Some of the site looks untouched but various places have been visited by chav firestarters and mindless jobs who just wanted to trash as much as they could:wanker

    Anyway on with the photos

    Main enterance

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    New buildings, even these are going to be demolished

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    Just as the last studends left it

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    Nice spriral stairwell

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    Portable??

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    Internal pipes

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    The usual corridor shot

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    Student's work left in classroom

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    Lest we forget

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    CCTV room

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    Can you describe your key?

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    Engineering gagues

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    I'm not going to be the butt!

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    Well, this is just a small sample of the photos taken over a two and a half hour explore of this site.
     

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    Re: Highbury College, Portmouth, 9-11-09

    As requested by oxygen thief here are some more pics of some rooms

    Boiler room

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    reception desk

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    classroom

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    Electrical engineering classroom

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    Engineering workshop

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    Pottery classroom

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    Refectory

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    Motor mechanic workshop

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    Motor mechanic classroom

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    Re: Highbury College, Portmouth, 9-11-09

    I made my last visit recently to find workmen across the whole site, preparing for demolition. The curved roof in picture 2 is now no more :(
    Lots of the other classrooms have signs of clearance being carried out and pikeys stripping copper piping leaving water leaks all over the site

    I finally made it in to last the block and was surprised to find more classrooms in undamaged condition:)

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