Report - Manchester High-Rise derpage x2 - Jan 13

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foul-mouthed oaf
28DL Full Member
Mar 8, 2012
Gorton Villa Towers - Manchester

Situated on Gorton Villa Walk, the old location for the filming of the tv series 'Shameless' stand these two high rise 1960's tower blocks.

Devoid of any discernible character from the outside, things don't improve too much on the inside, with floor upon floor of vandal ravaged flats, and one or two intriguingly well fortified 'locked' doors.

Remnants of previous occupants litter every floor, and the only noise is one of the gentle chirp of the still active fire alarm system.

Still, we press on upwards with the hope of what could be an impressive view over Greater Manchester...We were not dissapointed.

Visited with noodlethesis, and followed by a night-time trip with a non member, big shout to Tom Sherman for the original info :thumb


Looking back at the other tower, centre of shot is St Benedicts, which is now Manchester climbling centre :thumb


A suprisingly wobbly mobile phone mast, the highest point of the towers and a cracking view


Ventilation system in the foreground and Beetham tower and City centre on the horizon


Centre left is an active tower block, and just down to the right is the old set of shameless


Oh dear, best not go in there..that man's shouting at us :eek:


Oh well, I never was a good listener anyway, this is the huge winch machinery for the lift


I was feeling a little warm , but this is just ridiculous


Well as I didn't take any chair's the obligatory number 28 shot, the door was locked :mad


This little lot was in a squat within the flats, along with telly, ps2, filthy mags and all sorts of random shite


We stumbled upon a child's bedroom (that doesn't sound good) hope the little chap moved somewhere nice


This made me smile :D


Rooftop garden ?


Looking over St Benedicts towards the City centre with the train depot to the right


Looking down onto the old shameless estate, almost entirely boarded up, almost ;)


Towards City centre and Beetham tower (again)


All in all a very enjoyable little explore, there is more to see...but I'll keep that one till next time :thumb

Thanks for looking