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Thread: Derelict Street, Chelmsford, Essex -2006

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    Post Derelict Street, Chelmsford, Essex -2006


    Park Road, Chelmsford, Essex.



    Evenin' all! :)

    Totally forgot about this place, until I came across them on a random disc at home! So much for me filing system!!!

    I believe that these houses were on part of the Anglia Polytechnic University site. Unsure if these were built for APU, or were just swallowed-up as the University site expanded.

    FlashEarth aerial view link.....

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.73....6&r=0&src=msa

    Anyways, on with the pics.....



























    Makes me sad to see what appears to be perfectly sound and solid houses be left to fall down. Especially as these houses had some lovely architectural detailing. In fact, I've heard that these houses were razed to the ground last year :(

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    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

    www.severallshospital.co.uk
    www.runwellhospital.co.uk

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    wtf! that place looks wicked - did you not go inside the buildings? the healthcare one might have been awesome.

    the lighting looks perfect - as always, you have some cracking shots, LightBuoy. :)

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    Thanks very much Clebby :)

    I wish I did have a look-see inside now, but it was getting late in the day, the sun was setting, and was on me way home.

    Just found some info on this Street. Not so much it's history, rather more bizarre in fact!

    http://www.mattheweaves.co.uk/2005/0...n-plane-crash/

    :wideeyed:

    Ta for your interest and comments.

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    It's weird to see an abandoned street the plaques on the building look very ornate, its not often you come across stuff like that, itís a really shame if they have been demolished!

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    'tis indeed a shame

    More often than not, it's the same old story -knock 'em down, rather than using a bit of imagination and re-use :(

    Ta for ya interest matey :)

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    That place looks pretty interesting.

    There's some similar areas in Manchester where they kicked out whole roads full of families to bulldoze the area and rebuild. Entire streets were left derelict for ages.
    "You're NOT leaving me in here alone.... Those are the kind of windows faces look in at!"

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    Fantastic stuff Lightbuoy. I havent seen an empty street for a very long time and never one as impressive as that. Great plaque in pic 4 and great arch in pic 21. Real shame it`s gone

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    Thanks Randomnut.

    I've heard about such re-developments in the North of England. Think it was called "Pathfinder" project?
    You would have thought that after the clinical tower blocks from the 1960's & '70's, which, in me own opinion, tore the heart out of Communities, the Government would have learned from their mistakes and recognised that terraced housing, whilst run-down in some areas, could still be saved, and such areas regenerated.
    All this talk about re-cycling and re-using, yet some solidly built housing is being lost forever :(

    Sorry about the moan, just seems crazy to pull-down perfectly good houses!

    Do you have any pics from these Streets?

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    Think this is it.....

    http://www.englishpartnerships.co.uk/pathfinders.htm

    What a surprise -it's being handled by English Partnerships!!! :(

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    Some cracking housing there. Such a waste. Loving the building with the H girder above the door - would love to do that at home. :)

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