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    Default Paretree Drop June 08


    Excuse the slight misspelling of the title but you are supposed to have a permit to work to access this part of one of Bristol's Hospitals not just be an employee. Paretree drop is an service duct carrying steam pipes and electricity cables from one part of the hospital site across to the other.

    It starts at the top of a lift shaft and drops 3 1/2 storeys down.

    Pipe work at the top. The thick black pipe is a Lamson tube carrying patient samples across to Pathology







    Steps down





    Looking left from the bottom of the steps the corridor apparently stops.



    but in reality turns a corner then goes down another floor. I didn't want to venture too far as there is asbestos further on down here.



    Turning right at the bottom of the steps





    Phew!






    I heard voices and at the end of this section I realised I wasn't as far down as I thought because I could look down through a section of ceiling



    Thie passage turned left here and went down another ladder into a room containing computerised switchgear.





    I think the corridor goes on from here but being on my own and knowing there is asbestos in some of the far reaches I thought it wise to call it a day here.

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    Superb explore.

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    Excellent pics, i like it. This is another place we don't normally get to see.

    Cheers,

    :) Sal
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    Nice explore of a live site. It certainly looks the part. Is this place at all threatened with closure?

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    Nice one crickleymal glad you risked it, the place looks great. Don't fancy the 11,000 volts much though!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sephiroth View Post
    Nice explore of a live site. It certainly looks the part. Is this place at all threatened with closure?
    No not at all. The Bristol General Hospital is and that would be a good explore.

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    i have been there once i have been in a couple of explores :P

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    Very interesting. At The Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne I recently watched workers constructing similar passageways to this on a new wing they were building. It just goes to show there's a stack more to hospitals than meets the eye.

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