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Report - - Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley - March 2019 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley - March 2019



Pammyj

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#1
Decided to check this place out while I was in the area. This has been posted before but thought I’d post an update to show the ongoing decay.

Brief history as there’s so much. Taken from historic hospitals.

The Royal Alexandra Infirmary was built to designs by T. G. Abercrombie and was, as the recent Pevsner Guide noted, the largest and most prestigious of his Paisley buildings. It was replaced by the present Royal Alexandra Hospital in the 1980s, and whilst some of the former infirmary buildings have been converted to new uses, large parts of this fine building are in a ruinous state.
The plan of the infirmary is of particular interest from its incorporation of circular wards in a three storey block to the north. Another distinctive feature were the ward pavilions to the south which terminated in semi‑circular open verandas or balconies.
The hospital was extended further over the years until its closure in 1987 when the new hospital was opened in Craw Road. Part of the main range of the old Infirmary was then used as a care home, the rest was converted into flats in about 1995. The former nurses’ home was converted into flats in 2005-6 by Aitken Turnbull Architecture. After the care home closed in about 2008, this part of the former Infirmary began to deteriorate.

The explore

Went with some friends who were up visiting from down south. Place still has some really nice bits to photograph.
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obscurity

Flaxenation of the G!!!
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#2
considering how trashed and graffed that place is it actually still looks like a quite decent mooch. Thanks for posting :thumb
 

Pammyj

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#3
considering how trashed and graffed that place is it actually still looks like a quite decent mooch. Thanks for posting :thumb
Why thank you. I enjoyed this place. I have a thing for staircases and corridors, so this was a dream. Finally got a tripod since being here and slowly improving, still struggle to get a straight shot though hahaha!
 

Brewtal

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Very nice! I couldn’t believe it when you sent me a few pics, I though this was long gone/converted. Glad I got another visit while it was open, cheers for the heads up! There are some old posts that show what the now converted section used to look like, worth a look!
 

Pammyj

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Very nice! I couldn’t believe it when you sent me a few pics, I though this was long gone/converted. Glad I got another visit while it was open, cheers for the heads up! There are some old posts that show what the now converted section used to look like, worth a look!
Thanks and your welcome. Yeah I’ll go have a look. :-)