I'm a member of a group who are fighting for the Hippodromes future, they have lots of info on it including where the owners are based - which is London!
The squatters have certainly cleaned the place up, when I first went there it was inhuman! Lol.
A couple of packs or duty-free cigs and they let me us in, there is one room which they class as out of bounds as it's where they sleep, etc but they were very pleasant and showed us how to get to the very top. It is only a matter of time before they get turfed out but that will be a farce as it has so many nooks and crannies to hide in.
My advice is - get there now before it gets shut down again!
Can't see any future for the place. I'd love to be proven wrong but I can't see it.
Amazing 'wow' factor but when you look past the glittering gilt the rot has set in deep. Putting a chipboard floor over the decay hides it, but it's still there.
There is no way the public could ever frequent the place without all the structure being made sound. How much could that cost!!
It's other negative is its exterior. To be blunt it's an ugly relic of its former self and we have seen with similar buildings in Nelson and Wallsend a fabulous seldom seen interior can be lost because of an uninspiring facade.