FAILED BUSINESSES & GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

Failed Businesses & Government Buildings

This category covers any business that does not come under the Leisure, Pubs, or Industrial sections. In the last few years and especially since the great recession of 2009, many businesses have gone under.


In some cases, they close down and leave all their crap behind. While they are not quite as accessible as Mills due to their locations within towns and cities, one can find some goodies within.


Some of the more rundown cities such as Bradford, West Yorkshire host some great failed businesses. You just have to find them and be sure that they are abandoned. Government Buildings included Council, Fire Stations and Police Stations,

I would say be extra careful if you ever intend and explore this type of location. You don’t want to be mistaken for a thief, so do leave the crowbar at home.

Visited: April 2021

Bradley Nurseries

…’this is going to have to be a quick one”, I yelled to @anidiotexplores who had taken off into the nearby vandalised offices’…

 

Visited: May 2021

The Slaughterhouse

…’there were a series of small little houses each containing loose bricks, rubble, dirt, and crap, and don’t forget the muck and shit. Are you starting to get the picture?’…

Visited: April 2021

FingerShield Safety Ltd.

…’was it the damp and dripping water or ten-year-old ‘something else’ that was gluing these together?’…


Visited: April 2021

Belmont Care Home

…’there’s a fire in that upper room, we better get the fuck out of here or we will be blamed’…

 

Visited: April 2021

Haider Medical Centre

…’I wouldn’t say Haider Medical Centre was teaming with old confidential medical records but I did spot a few things that should not be left behind’…

Visited: April 2021

The Fire Station

…’The shit you do to get the swag. Except the swag had gone, or perhaps it was never there in the first place’…


Visited: April 2021

Pendleton House

…’although the paper looks like it’s blood-splattered, I have not heard any rumours of stabbings within the building. Someone had been freaking out with the tin of Ant Killer.’…

Visited: April 2021

Claire Fishers Ltd.

…’the owners of the needles were not home that day. Contrary to popular opinion smack heads don’t attack on sight with used needles as weapons.’…

Visited: March 2021

London House

…’London House was one of my first explores with @anidiotexplores and I was unaware that he has a habit of occasionally singing loudly in remote derps.’…

Visited: October 2020

The Old Council Offices

…’jumping through windows is part of all this, the trick is not to use your knees as a stabiliser else the glass will stab you’…

Visited: April 2021

The Derelict Butchers

…’You’ve got to be fucking joking man.., you’re really wanting to go into an old decaying stinking butchers?’, I said with more than a tinge of incredulity’…

Visited: September 2020

Buckwood Animal Sanctuary

…’Owwww, my fucking balls’, ‘Arrghh, bastard.. my twatting head’; such fine examples of profanity are part and parcel of everyday exploring and should be fully expected’…

Visited: September 2020

Manningham Police Station

…’this is what Urban Exploring is about, the adventure, the danger, the unknown, the experience, the history, the photography, and lastly, and most importantly.., the Pigeon Shit’…

Visited: September 2020

SAL (Southtrim Autoclaves Ltd)

…’I looked up Maganpen; it’s a regular anti-biotic. I thought it might be something along the opiates line, or at least a product to give you an 18-inch penis permanently’…

Visited: September 2020

Yorkshire Rider Headquarters

…’@dizzydiscovery manages to overcome the big hole without having to need hospital treatment and catches up with me’…

Visited: August 2020

Defensive Distributor Wreckage

…’other explorers I have spoken to have mentioned there have been thugs here smashing it up when they arrived. It doesn’t surprise me.’…

Visited: August 2020

Tom Jones’ Place

…’by now Tom Jones’ Place may well be a huge pile of bricks and rubble. Did the famous welsh crooner live here famous for classics such as, ‘Delilah’ and ‘Sexbomb’?’…

Visited: July 2020

Greenfield Court Care Complex

…’parts of Greenfield Court Care Complex were severely creepy, and being large meant lots of strange unaccounted for noises’…

Visited: May 2020

Preston Motor Village

…’the whole area looked like some kind of ‘rust city’, with piles of cars gelled together next to a rusty contraption of a former roof and housing’…

Visited: March 2020

Holland Gardening Centre

…’the Asda delivery van man seemed content on having a snooze right outside the front gate. Fortunately, that was not the way in’…

Visited: December 2019

DeathTrap Mill

…’unlike some explores this one was jammed packed full of all kinds of crap. It was also pretty unstable underfoot though I have been in worse death-traps.’…