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Report - Haque Empire, Fyfield, Essex - July 16


LostGirl

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So, this is a bit of an old one from last year but i hadn't seen it on here at all, i thought i might as well share it with you guys & hopefully this will be one you'd like to explore yourself at some point! Im sure it is still accessible, even though the place is pretty overgrown and quite hidden behind trees.

The History
Originally called The Gypsy Mead, The Haque Empire, Indian restaurant shut its doors in 2003 after a fire in the restaurant burned half the building and had caught fire two more times after, once in 2007 and once more in 2009. No one really knows why or how it set fire the first time round but there had been speculations of a possible insurance scam. The restaurant itself was pretty big, family friendly and later in the evenings would have live music and entertainment.
After the first fire, Epping Forest Council rejected planning permission for 19 homes on the site in 2005 and has been left ever since.

The Explore
As i am local to this place, a friend and i decided one afternoon to go and check it out!
We did walk there but this place is also easily accessible by driving too, it is opposite a few houses but you can still see the start of the old driveway & could park there as it just looks like a little shoulder you usually have down country roads that you can pull into.
Walking down the old driveway lead to a pretty big space which was most likely the car park, you can just about see the top of the building which just creeps through the overgrown trees. There is field like space next to the building which was the children's play area, and yes if you're thinking, is it still there? You're goddamn right it was! Baring in mind, very overgrown still.

After spending a while scoping out the surroundings and finding the play area, we made our way to the building, entrance to the building itself is very easy, or was for us at the time as the door was already open, the windows around the building are boarded up but this wasn't an issue.
The state of the building isn't great, but that is to be expected of a building set on fire three times and probably messed up a bit by the local hooligans.

As you walk in there are a few storage rooms and the kitchen, so i think the way we came in was most likely the back of the restaurant for staff as there is also a staircase going up to the top of the building, i really wouldn't advise going up as most of the floor is missing, but i poked my camera around the corner and it seems to just be some kind of staff rooms.
It was quite difficult getting to the other side of the building, which is the main part as the roof has fallen a bit, but who doesn't like a game of limbo? I mean, it looked pretty dangerous so i would advise if you want to go to the other side, do so at your own risk.

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Upstairs
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Storage Rooms & Kitchen
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Off to the main part of the building!
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Hope you enjoyed looking at the photos! Please comment if you ever decide to go have a look about!
 
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LostGirl

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UPDATE:
Cant seem to edit this post on my phone but this site has now been demolished :(
 

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