Web
Analytics
Report - - Heygate Estate (Elephant & Castle) - February 2012 | Other Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Heygate Estate (Elephant & Castle) - February 2012

Diversify

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
This is my first ever report, and please note my photography is far from spectacular as I am just getting started with that too. I visited in February 2012 with a non-member, E. Although it is technically 'open to the public', it is extremely well boarded up and the very little access to buildings we found was pure luck or involved climbing (I love roofs).

We spent a good couple of hours there un-hassled, and fairly alone, it is far from dangerous.

It is huge, and currently houses just two remaining tenants (Who told us they are awaiting better offers from the council for their land in order to afford to remain in Elephant and Castle). Graffiti and smashed windows are all around, however the place has an extremely peaceful aura. One resident described it as 'his playground', and there is a lot of secret gardening going on. They told us they have big plans for hosting some summer events, and the place attracts a lot of free runners.

Basic Information (Heygate estate):
Location: Elephant and Castle, Southwark
Houses: 2 Tenants remain, Due for demolition

A little bit of background history:

The estate was built in 1974 and was to be the first utopia of the 'welfare state'. However, instead of a utopia it developed into another crime ridden south london estate.

It was the backdrop for Harry Brown along with a number of other high profile films. One of the two residents we spoke too said Brad Pitt turned up on the estate to film, so maybe that's a film we will see in the future.

Summary:


Overall, it was definitely a great explore, not so much on the wild side, but the ghost town element was certainly extraordinary. Would recommend it.

Da' Pics:
You can see all of them HERE

6923643021_38ae23313e_z.jpg


6777528786_f172136861_z.jpg


6777591716_fa27327684_z.jpg


6777258806_435ec77d03_z.jpg


Abandoned Jacket - Seemed to be the theme of the place
6777257672_14f21fdf46_z.jpg


Evicted
6777259856_da80cc4058_z.jpg


You spot it?
6923372403_398ba3eeef_z.jpg


6777259298_8e9c783576_z.jpg


6923372663_2a25149ba5_z.jpg


6777026196_ecf083ff8c_z.jpg


6777025880_decce4b4cf_z.jpg


Smackheads Galore
6923141317_788a251358_z.jpg


Cute Pigeon (Not my photo - Credit to the non-member I went with, Initial E)
6923373997_8e8b882e8a_z.jpg


'Illuminati Scum'
6777257982_e527be986b_z.jpg


'Fuck Government'
6923372811_0f5b86fff9_z.jpg


'The very little access we found'
6777259406_8b5a04f8f2_z.jpg


6777900060_43d2ac87a7_z.jpg


6923374309_b65041617b_z.jpg


6924016527_7f96765680_z.jpg


Broken Windows:
6777258974_bce9dc0341_z.jpg


Frames
6777258390_92a3de48f2_z.jpg


'Guerilla Gardening' - last signs of life
6923200655_b7104c73bf_z.jpg


6923372951_2ef873b41b_z.jpg


Who needs bitches?...not this guy!
6923373399_f8e77dbf82_z.jpg


Love note, or shopping list?
6923374549_d302b34523_z.jpg


Reaching the top
6777075364_af2548bb60_z.jpg


Not Complete without a rooftop!
6923141075_0f91e85869_z.jpg


Thank you for reading my first report. Hope to build on this, with more rooftops to come, if anyone's interested in an ex in London, email me at urbexegg[at]gmail[dot]com
B.​
 

Attachments

Last edited:

Similar threads