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J B Spray

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The J B Spray building in Radford, Nottingham was built is 1870 and served as a lace factory.
It has now been empty for many, many years.
It is Grade II listed, yet the owner refuses to take any care of the building; letting it rot. The roof is leaking, causing damage to several floors below. There are pigeons living in the top floors, with the top storey's floor being completey covered in pigeon shit.
The building has been squatted several times in the past; see here, here, here and here. Including for Spring Into Action, a week of workshops about climate change in 2007; see here, here and here.
It has recently been re-squatted and is already holding events (here) and having troubles (here).
I went to visit them almost 2 weeks ago and it's obvious how much care they're giving the bulding and how simply having people in there makes such a difference. It has deteriorated so much in just 2 years there are now (thanks to the new occupants) metal poles holding up roofs and (thanks to a neglectful owner) 'ponds' on more than one floor. The top storey, whose balcony's used to be accessable, is now completely unsafe to walk on.
I took hundreds of photos while i was there. More to come.
19th Jun 2009, 16:08   | tags:,,,

Caine says:

It's such a shame to see grand old buildings let go. I like that last shot.

19th Jun 2009, 20:42