Well, yeah I finally managed to get inside london road. It’s been three years since I moved to the area and not a day went by when I thought how sweet it would be to get inside.
Many moons ago before every set of windows were chicken wired and nailed shut I tried this place with Rookie. Half way through a flip window I lost my balance and it looked like I was heading for the ground, as luck would have it inside the building. After Rookie acted as counterweight we soon learnt that a good little friend of ours was sat down the hallway.
From then on we climbed pipes, ledges and frames to find a new access point but had no luck, even J.G and Urban Solider had tried underground but had come up against one of our little friends and this time set off the alarm.
One morning I set out with killer1479 and Oddball_UK and ended up here, Mayfield. Everyone knows it so I won’t go into detail.
After giving the lads a heads up on the place we walked into town and had a wander up to the old Ramada rooftop.
We eventually parted ways, I headed into town for a few bits but had an hour or so to burn to wait for some film developing, a short walk around brought me back here.
Unfortunately a double decker bus had crashed into the front of a pub opposite the fire station, as a result I don’t think I have ever accessed a building before with that many police officers outside.
I know this place was bought out by Britannia Hotels but they have been and continue to use the building as a storage facility, today was no exception as I peered through windows to see an LDV van with its doors wide open and a forklift truck sat out back, I soon found out where the drivers were hiding.
A good wander brought me through the top two/three floors, over the inner balconies, up into the smaller tower and eventually into the larger tower. As I came back down I sat for a minute and could faintly smell smoke.
As I peered over the balcony, one of the loaders was stood below me having a smoke and texting on his mobile, best keep an eye out eh.
There is only a few from me I’m afraid but I saw some of the things what I wanted to see, one of them being the stations spiral-staircase tower.
I dare say it but this building is a slight love affair with the Manchester lads, hopefully one day it won’t be so tight and we can checkout the whole place slightly better. Peace.