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Report - Moorhead House (Student Accommodation) - Sheffield - June 2014

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  1. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Moorhead House, a former student accommodation, is located at the head of The Moor, in Sheffield. It was built in around 1950/60 on the former site of the original Moor, as it was extensively reconstructed following damage sustained during WW2; to the extent that none of the original buildings survived. The building and area did, however, retain its name, ‘Moorhead’, to mark the area by its previously known title, so that it was forever preserved as the ‘head of The Moor’. Originally, it is likely that Moorhead House served as a shopping precinct, as the entire area was redeveloped to boost Sheffield’s flourishing consumer society, at the side of the declining industrial era. The accommodation itself was a small place of residence, offering tenants each a small room equip with; a bed, pin-board, desk and chair, mirror, personal sink and a very small walk in wardrobe. Each floor had shared shower blocks and toilets, and a group communal area and kitchen. A laundry facility was also located on the top floor, and a small number of washing and drying machines were available to all tenants. The ground floor was never used as student accommodation; instead it housed a number of smaller shops. Moorhead House was predominantly used by Sheffield Hallam University students, due to its close proximity to Hallam’s City campus.

    We stumbled across this site by accident whilst exploring another abandoned site. Although it’s a small premises it’s worth a quick look in if you’re interesting in seeing what happens to a student accommodation after it is forgotten and neglected. There still remain a few belongings from former students (nothing too exciting though), and one of the shower blocks still bizarrely smells strongly of shampoo. The cookers were extraordinarily clean, given that they were used by students – although they are still tarred with the smells of frozen chicken nuggets and potato waffles.

    1: End of Year Notice

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    2: Student's Chair - Hasty to Finish?

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    3: Main Staircase

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    4: Very Yellow Shower and Toilet

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    5: Shared Kitchen

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    6: Cupboard Leftovers

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    7: Student Room With Carpet Tiles

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    8: Top Floor Laundry Room

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    9: Main Staircase From Top Floor

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    10: Keys to the Building

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    11: Inventory and Receipt Form

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    12: Main Entrance

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    13: Key Fob Entry

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    14: The Grosvenor Hotel

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    15: View From Student's Room

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    16: Inside of a Student's Room

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    17: Main Corridor

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    18: Access to Stairs and Lift

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    19: A Patriotic Student

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    20: Student Room Looking Out Onto The Moor

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  2. Vixxie

    Vixxie 28DL Regular User
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    Must have been fun to visit.
     
  3. WildBoyz

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    Stumbled across this one while exploring another location. It's not the most interesting explore, but was good to wander around and have a look at how the students lived in there.
     
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