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Report - New Bridewell Police station, Bristol - June 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by WhoDaresWins, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Visited with Seffy and End-Proc.

    This building has always been regarded as a bit of an eyesore. An eight storey police station that, for the most part, resembles more of an office block. No holding cells unfortunately. This was one building we had on our radar and one sunny afternoon me and Seffy decided to take a closer look. Within a couple of minutes we were in. I went back with End-Proc and again with some others. The basement was full of equipment that was still running. Some other electrical circuits were still on too. As was apparent on the roof when a switch was pulled and a fan turned on blowing out a huge plume of black dust! Had some good times and close calls in here.


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    Demolition is now in progress and the demolition team are working through the night to take this building down...

    On with the pics:

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    The roof:

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    The Bridewell, the replacement police station:

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    The Basement:

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    It's current status:

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    Thanks for looking.​
     
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  2. ACID- REFLUX

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    Looks like the Tourist Bus won"t be calling down then lol

    Nice ones mate enjoyed looking at these:thumb

    The interior certainly looks more impressive than the externals that"s for sure :)

    That"s one bloody impressive stand by genset, what"s it to power all of Bristol?

    Nice to see they"ve added solar panels onto the new building that"ll save Bristonians some Tax Dollars lol
     
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    Nice work guys, they certainly left a lot behind that's for sure.

    Good old Wooldridge must have heard that the place would soon be invaded by the gas mask crew.
     
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    Thanks mate. Not sure what the genset was used for. About the only thing not running down there.
     
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    The genset? That big engine? It's a standby generator.
     
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    Good work, looks like it was a pretty interesting place to visit, the basement looks by far the best bit. Cool shots too :thumb
     
  7. WhoDaresWins

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    Had a feeling it was.
     
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    We"ve always called our standby Gennie"s..... Gensets, maybe it"s a Yorkshire thing ?:)
     
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    I've always known them as UPS (uninterrupted power supply) units. But I guess there would of been a short interruption whilst this beast kicked into life.
     
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    If that was in one of our Tugs, it"d be at minimum 100 HP so god knows what KVA it"s capable of kicking out the other end?

    Wrong colour for a UPS mate :)
     
  11. WhoDaresWins

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    Oh ok. Not my expertise I must say! Here's a photo from the other side:

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    The gensets in Britstol Union Press over the road were bigger. Nice to see my handy work in pic 16. Fitted the red gearbox/motor units in early to mid 1990's.

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    Glad we got to play here before its demise. I'm sure the missing ladder was what pushed them over the edge. :)
     
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    I only feel partly to blame ;)
     
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    Looks familiar… Proper good snappage dude. Love the way you've included photos from different visits in there too tbh.

    Still can't believe how we first found our way into this one, and how it suddenly became a chill spot for a few months. There'll be more of course…

    Who knows, this demolition/construction work could even open up more opportunities for even older stuff ;)
     
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