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Report - Melbourne House, Bedford, England - October 2019


Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
So after doing the ATC tower; we tried a couple of other local sites, but were sadly unsuccessful in our quest; and this absolute tower of hell came up locally.

I'm a believer in "if its there; may as well do it", I mean, its a day out isn't it? We drove to and parked right next to this scummy old block. I knew the inside would be disgusting. The building instantly had a nasty feel to it, and I don't feel that often about derelict places. It just felt as if you would catch something from it and it smelt horrible.

That said, the view from the roof is really nice, with various landmarks to see such as The Cardington Hangers. Once on the roof it was quite a nice, chilled spot to hang out and shoot landscape shots of Bedford and the surrounding areas. We avoided the main office areas off the landings, but got some quick internals after coming down from the roof.

It was another one off the list, another one to show my two non-explorer friends (introducing them to THE best hobby), it wasn't great, but we enjoyed it.

It was surprisingly quiet, with the slight din of local kids in the street, and the neighbouring hand car wash below.

There is very little in terms of history of this "wonderful" place The building has housed local authorities departments for Central Bedfordshire Council who later relocated to new offices.

This site became surplus to requirements. It seems to have since been sold a couple of times and has been granted planning permission for several different modifications since 2011, but no works have yet taken place.

There is so little info, but I guess it closed about ten years ago. The last company who bought it have since been dissolved, and the tower has been valued at 5 million on several estimate websites.

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Giymo85

Amateur and proud
28DL Full Member
You picked a much nicer day than I experienced last year. Our views from the roof were not much more than a murky summer nothingness whereas those are lovely.
 

Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
You picked a much nicer day than I experienced last year. Our views from the roof were not much more than a murky summer nothingness whereas those are lovely.
Thanks mate. I have to say, it had very little going for it, except the roof!
 

Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Thank you. Has it been demolished?! That was quick!
Not that I know of.(I missed it meaning; I missed your Oct 19 report somehow):confused:

I viewed Giymo85 bumped thread from 2018 and people were saying its boarded and coming down.. I asked if any developments had been made or anyone got any up to date shots of the place, Giymo put me onto your Oct 19 thread. As I wanted to see some clearer roof images. Thats it really. :thumb:thumb
 

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