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Report - Prudential Assurance Buildings, Oldham, Nov17



albino-jay

28DL Regular User
Regular User
As mentioned in another report I had a free weekend to tick of some local derpz.

This was one of them. Visited with a non member, it was your straight forward Sunday stroll. I was amazed at how trashed this place is yet also stunned as to how the tiling has survived so well, and how many fireplaces this place has. A few of which have been stripped and stacked up ready for someone to yoink I’d imagine.

A load of bell endish kids turned up whilst we were in the basement launching stuff on top of that small pitched roof at the bottom of the courtyard. A few loud bangs from us and they soon buggered off.


History


Stolen from @The Lone Ranger 's report.


The history can be found on the British Listed Buildings website, and says:-

Grade II Listed Office building. 1889. By Alfred Waterhouse. Brick with terracotta dressings, and red plain tiled roof. 3 stories raised over basement with attic. 3-window range with recessed polygonal towers over entrances to each side. Polished granite plinth and piers to round-arched entrance in shallow projecting gabled porch. 3 wide round-arched windows to ground floor, each of 3 lights with small upper panes. Raised lettering "Prudential Assurance Buildings" over ground floor windows.


3-light mullioned and transomed windows above, with decorative terracotta paneled architraves and cartouches over each window. Second floor windows similar. Lozenge frieze below modillion eaves cornice. New dormer windows in roof, and gable end stacks. 2-light transomed windows in 3 faces of angle towers, with decorative terracotta dressings. Attic story above cornice, and interlace decoration to frieze over attic windows.


West return of white glazed brick, with long 2-storeyed wing with 5 wide segmentally-arched windows and smaller windows to service range beyond. East return brick and terracotta, with canted angle to rear gable. Rear range parallel to street links the two wings.


INTERIOR of main hall has ornate plaster paneled ceiling and tiled walls.


Last listed for sale in 2014 with a guide price of £425,000


The night club in the basement was Rennies but changed it’s name to Holy City Zoo, by the sounds of it; even though it was trendy and had top DJ's the entrance fee was too high for many Oldhamer's.





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That’s the externals out of the way. I’ll start with what looked like a proper shithole of a nightclub and move onto that amazing tilework last.


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I wonder how many of oldhams finest slappers got a fingerblasting here? LOL


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This Art Deco style switch was rather cool


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As expected….


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This was peely good


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I liked that the same pattern remained consistent throughout the building, be that on the tiles or on the panes of glass. Nice touch.


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Another safe


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and another


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This is the roof the little shits were throwing stuff onto. Bloody doesn’t half make a racket when you’re stood underneath it.


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Obligatory someone slagging off 28 photo, but with amazeballs wallpaper fit for a child’s bedroom in 1992


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Nearly there….


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Lavino

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28DL Full Member
That tile work is stunning. Lol at the black board is that our @host there referring to. You keeping the form busy jay with your reports.
 

albino-jay

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Bah, can’t belive it’s got fucking junkies in it now.
It looks that way. It is wide open though.

That tile work is stunning. Lol at the black board is that our @host there referring to. You keeping the form busy jay with your reports.
I assume so @host who have you annoyed mate? lol

and aye I know they're places that get put up a lot but it's good to see other peoples takes on these places I think.
 

host

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Nice report mate, your smashing out the park…Funny thing i wrote that about myself, you know before someone else did.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Wow just wow. Ive seen this before, but Im amazed that some bits still look stunning to me. I love the frontage, the Stairs, the tiles, and the colour of the rooms , pretty uncoordinated lol. Nice to see the fire place & some glass in one piece. Nice work on your weekend off. :D
 

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