Bretton Hall Gymnasium, Wakefield - January 2018 | Other Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Bretton Hall Gymnasium, Wakefield - January 2018

little_ boy_explores

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Bretton Hall Gymnasium

The history

A teacher training college founded by Alec Clegg. The collage boasted in the design and the architecture of the veroius 'new' buildings scattered around the collage campus including the Gymnasium and the student centre. The collage merged with the University of Leeds in August 2001. Most of the music, fine art and teacher training courses were moved to the Leeds campus, but visual and performing arts education and creative writing remained at the Bretton site, which became home to the University's School of Performance and Cultural Industries. The Gymnasium also stayed but later became disused. The building now is a showdow of its former glory.


The explore

Ive always fancied to have a look around this building and never got the chance too... until recently. Its quite an unusual looking building but that said it would make a very nice modern Gym. Entry was fairly easy if you have common sense, and its nice to get out with a NON member. Theres not much really else to say about this building... just watch out for the tourist who don't share the same interest as you when it comes to abandonment.

The pictures













28DL Member
28DL Member
This is a very precious place to the many that studied here. We are still hoping that the new Arts hotel dvelopment will re-use this space. It isnt going to be demolished, it's possibly 'listed', and we have have been part of disussions that have shown an enthusiasm by the future operators, to use the space in an sympathetic way, as exhibition space, a large workshop space or confence space. I think we'd all hope that people visit the grounds and building...if they have to...and leave everything as it is, until it can be used in a future capacity.

Similar threads