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Report - Western Tower, Reading - May 2015

Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
#1
Well, 2015 has turned up a lot of sites which I have been waiting to do for years! This one I have been looking at for about 5 years now and was always sealed quite tight.

Constructed in 1967 next to Reading Railway Station, the building was occupied by British Rail but has been disused since they vacated in approx 1995 but I don't know for sure.

The hideous building is going to make way for new developments within the city.

The insides weren't TOO bad considering and I was able to find a fairly photogenic office with a nice old school floor. That said, this place was maintained for so long and even had working lifts to the top! It was maintained for many years after closure and I'd have like to have seen it before Demo began, but sometimes the only way too see these places is to wait till holes are ripped into them.


Visited with an explorer friend.


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maxk

28DL Member
28DL Member
#5
I know this building very well, I worked there for about six months of nights as an electrician, I carried out repair and improvements, even though they new the building would be coming down, I'm suprised it's still there.

It was a building very much of it's era. when I started working there it was about 30% occupied and when i finished it was empty apart from the railway control room, definetely best viewed at night, it was always quite interesting watching the drug deals going on at the multi storey car park and hundreds of clubbers fighting and puking out the front. The homeless sleeping in the car park shadows was a bit spooky at 3am.

Nice pics
 

Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
#7
Good stuff :thumb



It certainly does
Reading looks better not in my eyesight....



I know this building very well, I worked there for about six months of nights as an electrician, I carried out repair and improvements, even though they new the building would be coming down, I'm suprised it's still there.

It was a building very much of it's era. when I started working there it was about 30% occupied and when i finished it was empty apart from the railway control room, definetely best viewed at night, it was always quite interesting watching the drug deals going on at the multi storey car park and hundreds of clubbers fighting and puking out the front. The homeless sleeping in the car park shadows was a bit spooky at 3am.



Nice pics
Got a Closure date? I thought about 1995
 

Els

Obsessed with BS7671
Regular User
#8
I was here picking up my Mrs from Reading Station a few weeks back - both my kids spent ages trying to work out how that graff got up there while we were waiting.
 

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