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Report - Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine November 2019


mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
Ayrshire Central Hospital, also called Irvine Central Hospital, was designed in 1935 by county architect William Reid in the International Modernist style. It replaced the smaller infectious disease hospitals scattered across the county and was split into two halves with the maternity section opened in 1941 and the infectious disease section following in 1944. When Tuberculosis was on the decline the infectious disease parts of the hospital gradually specialised in different things before becoming a wholly general hospital with each ward pavillion adopting different functions. Between 2010 and 2012 the Grade B listed buildings on site were refurbished and modernised, however during that time the original 1941 maternity building was demolished. A new, much larger set of buildings was constructed adjacent to it dealing with general outpatient treatment and rehabilitation which opened in 2016.

I can only assume that this portion of the site was closed during the 2010 renovations, it's a large building right at the far end of the site with only the wasteland from the demolished maternity hospital between it and the remaining original buildings. The original buildings, including this one, are to me stunning examples of the Modernist style of architecture and it's a crime that this building has been so neglected whilst the others were refurbished. I'd go as far as saying it's one of the most challenging places I've ever shot personally because pretty much the whole building is pitch black, it's full of sketchy floors away from the corridors and stairs and is by far the mouldiest place I have ever seen - some of the mould growth in here is truly horrifying and I am still feeling the effects of the place now.

The good thing is, the decay in here is incredible. Its simply been left to rot with very little outside interference and if you can stomach the mould and the darkness is a very nice place for a wander and I'm amazed it hasn't been visited more.

We decided to take some externals the afternoon prior to actually exploring it which turned out to be a good call, as we wanted to get in there early the next morning. After narrowly avoiding security speeding around in a white van we were in undetected and left undetected also.









































Thanks for looking :)​
 

Brewtal

28DL Regular User
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Easily the most grim hospital I have ever been to, it easily surpasses Hawick which I never thought would be possible. Prob not a good sign when you can taste the air the moment you get inside lol! You got some great shots.
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
Easily the most grim hospital I have ever been to, it easily surpasses Hawick which I never thought would be possible. Prob not a good sign when you can taste the air the moment you get inside lol! You got some great shots.
I've never been so glad to be in cool fresh morning air before! I'm glad you had your lighting implements to hand here too I would have struggled once again I think.
 

DarkSin19

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Jealous much that I didn't get to see this with you @mookster great report buddy! Your photo's certainly capture the intense atmosphere perfectly executed matey :thumb Looks like you had a great day :cool:
 

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