Tag : Behind Closed Doors

Old Royal High School / Parliament House, Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Royal High School / New Parliament House, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Neoclassical building in Edinburgh was constructed in the 1800s to house the Royal High School and since 1968 accommodated a debating chamber for the Scottish Parliament.

Station Hotel, Ayr

Station Hotel, Ayr, Scotland

The Station Hotel is a grand Victorian building, attached the railway station in Ayr town centre. The hotel has retained almost all of its original features inside and out.

Jordanhill College, Glasgow, Scotland

Jordanhill College, Glasgow, Scotland

The Jordanhill Campus is an historic estate in Glasgow, Scotland, and was the Faculty of Education of the University of Strathclyde until 2012.

Harbour Chambers and Custom House, Dundee

Harbour Chambers and Custom House, Dundee, Scotland

Harbour Chambers and Custom House were the headquarters of the Dundee Port Authority. The Grade A listed building is now disused.

Coalbrookdale Foundry, Ironbridge, Shropshire

Coalbrookdale Foundry – Aga Rayburn, Ironbridge, Shropshire

The Coalbrookdale Foundry mass-ironmaking was developed, leading to the Industrial Revolution. More recently, casting for Aga cookers were made there.

Ford Genk Powerhouse

Powerhouse / Compressor Hall at Ford Assembly Plant, Genk, Belgium

The powerhouse at the Ford assembly plant in Genk, Belgium was later used as a compressor hall. The boilers and control room were still utilised until closure in 2014.

North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent

North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent

A hospital dating back to the 1860s with a grand entrance hall, working operating lights in the theatres and a morgue with three slabs

Greenwich Magistrates Court

Greenwich Magistrates’ Court, London

A courthouse in London that opened in 1909 with many original features still remaining

NGTE Pyestock Anechoic Facility, Fleet, Hampshire

NGTE Pyestock Anechoic Facility, Fleet, Hampshire

An acoustically lined, echo-free chamber that was used for noise testing of jet engines.

Goodyear Wolverhampton Works

Goodyear Mixing and Retread Plant, Wolverhampton

A tyre factory in the West Midlands that in later years specialised in mixing rubber compounds and retreading of tyres.