View Full Version : Hallam Towers - Sheffield - March 2012 FAILED

30-03-2012, 02:26 PM
"Known in the 1970's as the Hallam Towers Hotel (Hallam being an old term for the Sheffield area) This high rise hotel was later known as the Post House. Being a high rise, it was controversial when it was built in this 'traditional suburb' of Sheffield, and still is today ... as it is closed and awaiting a decision on it's future." Source (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1079543)

This was my first "full" attempt at Urban Exploration, it was late in the evening and the light was failing when we approached the Towers concerned about an access point in this highly suburban area we lingered around a bit before taking action...big mistake! after finally gaining access beyond the perimeter fencing we found our route in...Not easy, but then again maybe I was unprepared and naive.

After about 10-20 minutes of some very poor photography in a dark environment, I noticed in the corner of my eyes a pair of legs close to the fencing...taking a quite look it was quickly realised that those legs belonged to the bizzies. Doing my best statue impression I remained still and tried to signal to my friend who as of yet had not seen them...He quickly caught on and had a better vantage of the scene below us...we both remained motionless for what seemed an age before the bizzies moved on, least that's what we pertain happened.

After this we quickly decided to get the hell outta dodge and scarped away from the scene in different directions only to meet up again on the main road and vocalise our experience...according to my friend there was a van and two cars with the occupants searching the fencing, scary to say the least! We still have no idea why they left, or if we just used our ninja skills to evade them!

Unfortunately I was unable to get many photographs, but a did take a few very poor ones.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6874932808_cda2790090.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/6874932808/)
DSC_0375 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/6874932808/) by Wyrdsight (http://www.flickr.com/people/matt-holmes-photos/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/6874932948_fc30362d6c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/6874932948/)
DSC_0384 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/6874932948/) by Wyrdsight (http://www.flickr.com/people/matt-holmes-photos/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7021038241_9a0996fa54.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/7021038241/)
DSC_0382 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/7021038241/) by Wyrdsight (http://www.flickr.com/people/matt-holmes-photos/), on Flickr

This is the last photo I took, before seeing the movement out of the window.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/6874933308_67e432e8b1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/6874933308/)
DSC_0398 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt-holmes-photos/6874933308/) by Wyrdsight (http://www.flickr.com/people/matt-holmes-photos/), on Flickr

the kwan
30-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Good try, at least your out there doing it and some of the graff in this place demands a return visit I would think....pity there were so many coppers, if there was just one or two you could have taken them prisoner and finished your mooch :lol:

31-03-2012, 08:00 AM
Yeah i only want to see this place for the graff myself ...nice one on getting out and at least you got away without a tug from the Po Lis

31-03-2012, 09:38 AM
I'm impressed you got in at all, I'd heard it was locked down tight.

31-03-2012, 05:02 PM
Yea it was, we had to be a bit imaginative with our route in...It was a good wake up call that I need to get stronger and fitter! lol.

01-04-2012, 10:10 PM
Yea it was, we had to be a bit imaginative with our route in...It was a good wake up call that I need to get stronger and fitter! lol.

yeh ive had several access wake up calls in my urbexing time, the main one being, mansfield general fences and leggings don't mix.....

shame you got disturbed, but good stand still ninja tactics

01-04-2012, 11:32 PM
Haha nice work and well dodged. :thumb

02-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Well done, i personally love the feeling after evading capture, only been caught once but it was too hard to dodge a police heli in the open :busted:

04-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Tip top for giving it a crack :) xox

04-04-2012, 10:12 PM
wanting to go here myself for the graffiti!
You will get the itch now you have started... it's fun! fun! fun! :smile

05-04-2012, 10:52 AM
I like this place even though its mashed beyond belief, the graff is top dollar

Hot Beef
06-04-2012, 12:49 AM
Would you be willing to try this again? I haven't done any proper UrbExing yet and need a group to do it with.

06-04-2012, 12:53 PM
You should have stayed put theyd have been called to something more interesting quickly enough :)

Hot Beef
06-04-2012, 06:23 PM
I just went and did a reccy and I'm surprised at how easy it is to get in. It looks like I need to get some leather gloves or something though because there's a tonne of glass everywhere. We'll be doing a proper trip sometime soon.

06-04-2012, 06:41 PM
Sounds good Hot Beef, sorry I thought I replied earlier...I probably forgot to press send lol. Let me know via a message when you plan it and I shall do the same =D...Last time I heard it was pretty locked down.

Hot Beef
07-04-2012, 01:51 AM
Hi LinQ, that would be great. I can't pm you because I don't have privs. pm me your no. or something?

12-06-2012, 10:47 PM
Make like a statue, I love it. Knowing my luck the guard dog would pee up my leg:?