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Report - Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children, Brighton - July 2011

chrisr86

Clumsy oaf
28DL Full Member
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Having exhausted Portsmouth and much of the surrounding area me and some of my exploring mates (Olz9181, RobbieKhan and James, who has just signed up here again but can't remember his username right now... helpful ;)) decided to head off further afield for a day of several explores. First up, before it's gone, this place. It's been covered loads before, so here's a quick bit of copypasta from good old Wikipedia:

The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children originally stood on Dyke Road. Brighton architect Thomas Lainson's red-brick and terracotta building, in the Queen Anne style, was opened by the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1881. It remained in use for more than a century before being replaced by a new building at the main Royal Sussex County Hospital site. The new facility opened in June 2007, and has won architectural awards for its innovative design.

The future of the Dyke Road site has been uncertain since the move to the new premises was first considered in 2001; Lainson's buildings and their later additions were threatened with demolition until 2009, when a developer was refused planning permission to replace the hospital with flats. Brighton & Hove City Council's latest planning briefs state that any redevelopment of the site should incorporate Lainson's original building.
The hoarding round the site says something along the lines of 'New 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments coming soon', so I guess something must have gone ahead recently.

Access was entertaining (I'm a tad clumsy to say the least) and we chose the best time to make a move... whilst a secca was on his rounds :rolleyes: But in we got.

Even though it's definitely seen better days it's still an interesting explore...

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... with lots of murals and general images of cartoon characters...

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... and plenty of grafitti.

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It even has an open-air operating theatre ;)

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Peekaboo!

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There's a whole floor in which every room looks something like this:

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Squatters' paradise! Anyway, it was good to get another hospital under my belt as they're some of the most interesting places to me :)
 

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