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Report - Kirklees Colledge - Huddersfield - Oct 2016



UrbanBloodyBear

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History (copied from BrainL):
The Hospital was founded in 1831 with the carlile wing been opened in 1902. The site incorporates 10 buildings ranging from Grade 2 listed Hospital buildings to modern blocks of classrooms.

The former Ramsden Technical College moved on to the New North Road site of the former Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in 1967.The college paid £105,000 for the site. In September 1968 the first students began lectures at New North Road.The first new bulding on the site opened in 1969.The main new block was built in 1971 - the year the college became Huddersfield Technical College

By 1978 there were more than 8,000 students studying at the site.In 2008 Huddersfield Technical College merged with Dewsbury College to form Kirklees College

The College moved into a new purpose build waterfront development in 2013 which will welcome 20K Students. The old site has been purchased by Oldham based Wiggett Construction Company for an undisclosed sum. Plans for the future of the site are expected to be unveiled early in 2016 but the developers are expected to create a mixed use site featuring residential, retails and leisure uses.

The former hospital building has being used for psychological thriller Extremis, starring David O’Hara (Braveheart, The Departed, Luther), Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables), Neil Pearson (Drop the Dead Donkey); and 1980s singer Toyah Wilcox. Black Work,a drama starring acclaimed actress Sheridan Smith, was filmed last Autumn partly in the hospuital and in the town and in other parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Also the drama Remember Me staring Michael Palin, Mark Addy and Julia Sawahla was partly filmed here where the buiding was transformed in to a hospital, care home and a police station


Visit:
After talking to the resident homeless heroin addict and keeping him sweet with a few roll ups, had a long 6 hr look around here, a lot to see, and easy to get lost in. Some bits are utterly trashed, burned out and just plain awful, found some cool sections including the electrics workshop.


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Lukasc

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I drew a deep gasp of air when i saw these pics. Very emotional for me as i am a Huddersfield lad and i was at this very college back in 2005 studying Electrical Engineering.
Driving on the ring road, the college looked to be in a sorry state with broken windows and most of the Ceiling tiles broken. I diddn't realize the damage was that extensive.
With the sports centre now consigned to dust - a lot of my youth is gone forever.

I heard in the paper that security had been stepped up due to the spate of arson attacks though?
If you go again or if anyone else is, i would love to team up and have a wander round
 

brewski

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Don't know if it is but looks like a lot of new boarding gone up along the back of the buildings. Wooden boards along the wall. Secca on site camped out in van doing patrols with dog...
 

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