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Report - Thames Valley University, Slough, England - March 2018



Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
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The Explore

I actually explored this about eight weeks ago with Southside. I drove to Slough, Parked up and he had kindly found the way in before I got to the University Campus.

The site is massive, and right in the centre of Slough. I work fairly close to Slough, and had seen the site some weeks before when collecting lunch from Roosters Piri Piri just opposite the site.

It's kind of strange that its sat here for so long; its very close to London and land in this general area is typically very, very expensive. That does not of course, make Slough a pleasant place...

I think there was a bit of an increase of traffic here after my visit, I have only just got around to editing these! Its amazing how such a large site has sat beneath the radar for such a long time!!!

The Site
Thames Valley University or TVU as its known; is part of the University of West London and formed part of a conglomerate of several campuses in Reading and West London.

The closure of this Campus was announced in 2009 and the doors finally closed it's doors in 2010. The site has now fallen into disuse and it's 1000 students had to re-locate to other campuses around West London.

Closure was blamed on the recession/credit crunch at the time; forcing the sale of the site.

"Professor Peter John, TVU vice-chancellor, said: 'For the majority of students the closure of the campus will mean a move to one of our other locations either in Reading or West London. All those affected will be fully supported through the transition to minimise any possible disruption to their studies.' A total of 650 pre-registration nursing students at the Slough campus will be provided with a provisional timetable and have been told to pack their bags for the move to Reading by December this year."

The site consists of two tower blocks (7 stories high), a ground floor canteen, a small circular building named "The Rotunda" which houses the University's Srudent Uninon, and a 2 story admin block.

Plans were announced in 2017 to redevelop the site into 1,400 homes, but so far nothing has happened. Currently the site is owned by the Slough Council.

It was a surprisingly relaxed explore. The road outside was very, very busy and all could be heard on the street outside. There were incredibly recent signs of a squat inside one of the rooms; fresh new sleeping bags and food dated for that day in bags; sandwiches, fruit etc. I could hear someone inside who I believe left when they heard us.

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Thanks for reading!

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Five.Claws

Obligatory forum furry
28DL Full Member
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I always like seeing nature slowly reclaim buildings so really enjoyed seeing the moss-covered rooms and furniture.
 

Five.Claws

Obligatory forum furry
28DL Full Member
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It was quite interesting just how damp a pretty substantial building got inside!
Yeah, kind of telling how a 70s construction like this fills up with moss and mould in a few short years, whilst you can visit a much, much older building vacant for as long a time or longer and find it mostly still quite dry inside!
 

Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
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Yeah, kind of telling how a 70s construction like this fills up with moss and mould in a few short years, whilst you can visit a much, much older building vacant for as long a time or longer and find it mostly still quite dry inside!
While agree to an extent, remember, it has been closed eight years. I've explored places closed 6 months which have been absolutely riddled with damp and peely paint. 8 years is a very long time in our climate, but this is a fortified concrete build so its more surprising than a standard construction if you know what I mean.
 

pigeonboy

Be gentle
28DL Full Member
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Got caught by security here the other week! I think gromrs report sparked them to start monitoring the site as the security mentioned his photos while retaining his very big dog. But they were probably always there as he said theres more than one of them. Fantastic report
 

pigeonboy

Be gentle
28DL Full Member
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Damn gromrs report mustv sparked it then, they sit in the tiny building in the sites carpark, not the carpark by the bridge. Shame
 

Giymo85

Amateur and proud
28DL Full Member
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Was passing by at about 0530 this morning and stopped for a look. Can confirm that there was a security bod with dog active and about already, even at this time. Shame, would love to have seen it for myself.
 

NIKdM

28DL Full Member
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The Explore

I actually explored this about eight weeks ago with Southside. I drove to Slough, Parked up and he had kindly found the way in before I got to the University Campus.

The site is massive, and right in the centre of Slough. I work fairly close to Slough, and had seen the site some weeks before when collecting lunch from Roosters Piri Piri just opposite the site.

It's kind of strange that its sat here for so long; its very close to London and land in this general area is typically very, very expensive. That does not of course, make Slough a pleasant place...

I think there was a bit of an increase of traffic here after my visit, I have only just got around to editing these! Its amazing how such a large site has sat beneath the radar for such a long time!!!

The Site
Thames Valley University or TVU as its known; is part of the University of West London and formed part of a conglomerate of several campuses in Reading and West London.

The closure of this Campus was announced in 2009 and the doors finally closed it's doors in 2010. The site has now fallen into disuse and it's 1000 students had to re-locate to other campuses around West London.

Closure was blamed on the recession/credit crunch at the time; forcing the sale of the site.

"Professor Peter John, TVU vice-chancellor, said: 'For the majority of students the closure of the campus will mean a move to one of our other locations either in Reading or West London. All those affected will be fully supported through the transition to minimise any possible disruption to their studies.' A total of 650 pre-registration nursing students at the Slough campus will be provided with a provisional timetable and have been told to pack their bags for the move to Reading by December this year."

The site consists of two tower blocks (7 stories high), a ground floor canteen, a small circular building named "The Rotunda" which houses the University's Srudent Uninon, and a 2 story admin block.

Plans were announced in 2017 to redevelop the site into 1,400 homes, but so far nothing has happened. Currently the site is owned by the Slough Council.

It was a surprisingly relaxed explore. The road outside was very, very busy and all could be heard on the street outside. There were incredibly recent signs of a squat inside one of the rooms; fresh new sleeping bags and food dated for that day in bags; sandwiches, fruit etc. I could hear someone inside who I believe left when they heard us.

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Thanks for reading!

More At:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157696167343975

I've been there and we had to fuck up two crackhead for messing with us, also the tower nowadays is completely trashed and crackheads live on the science block.
 

Gasman

28DL Full Member
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Was in there last night and saw no one. Didn't stay long as we were on our way home from a day of exploring and ran out of time

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NIKdM

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Depends on the time you go, if you go and the door at the far left end of the science block is closed and you are alone/badly equipped you should leave immediately as they are very aggressive and it took 5 people to take them out.