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Thread: EMCO House – Leeds, October 2010.

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    Default EMCO House – Leeds, October 2010.


    Visited with jST. Report stolen from him:

    One of Leeds' many semi-anonymous disused office spaces. Unsure of 100% accuracy on the history of this building as a whole, however, the company who previously owned it before folding were an Estates holding company with an integrated developer (under a different name). After going bust some time in 2007, the building was taken up as an asset by a bank and presumably the tenancies held by respective businesses within the offices were terminated as that is when the paper trail within goes dead...

    The building adjoining EMCO house tells the story perfectly of the haste that this company was wrapped up. A grand vision of conversion housed within the beautiful grade II listed shell of former orthopaedics factory, Crispin house... not quite ever completed, with promises of boutique hotel poshness, it all looks a little sorry and neglected now...

    Standing 7 stories tall overlooking the A64 York road, EMCO house doesn't really cut an assuming dash in today's high rise, semi glitzy, Leeds skyline. Internally it is a mixture of cellular and open plan offices in states of varying disrepair. Much paperwork and artifacts left by businesses remain as does power in some areas.

    Some quite large business names once occupied space within this building, their ghostly remnants are evident only within outdated software, floppy discs and framed “motivational” posters...

    On with the photographs...

    First port of call was the roof, unfortunately the day started off terribly grey only revealing glorious autumnal sunshine once we'd exited the building!



























    Cheers for looking
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    Its such a shame that this building is left like this, its just so impressive. Great pics...

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    Thanks, it is a real shame. The internals are from the white building if you know it, they housed the architects that were doing the plans for the building on the end. That has been stripped right back inside to the breeze blocks as they were about to be converted into smart pads.
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    Love the shot of the soil and vent pipework.

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    Cheers, in a moment of madness a few weeks ago I was contemplating that as a possible AP heh, then saw it was covered in netting over the top (you cna see it faintly) luckily we didn't have to go to such extreme measures.
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    Here are my shots from that morning.

    First port of call was the roof, unfortunately the day started off terribly grey only revealing glorious autumnal sunshine once we'd exited the building!





















    Thanks for having another look.

    J.

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