The George Schuster ward as it used be known was built in the 1950s and won awards for its architecture, some thought it would be saved due to this but in my opinion it was rather an ugly looking building well out of character with the area.
I could not tell you what it was used for though I always thought it was for short term and day patients
External shot taken by a member of the staff sometime in the 1960's
One of the wards.
2008 and the place does not look so good after closing 5 years previous, Soil had been heaped up to stop travellers parking up.
The covered path leading to the Main entrance
The once well kept path and lawns now well overgrown.
Inside though one of the windows. A couple of weeks after taking these photos a fence went up around the place and it's days were numbered.
Prior to any work happening I did manage to sneak in the building to get a few photos, these are a few of the ones I took.
The day room from a previous photo
One of the female wards which featured in another photo.
This is where the female ward was in previous photos
With in a week or so work stopped due to asbestos being found which was not expected.
This view is from the female ward side
The site soon looked like this, the mounds of earth are still there from a previous photo.
December and the first of the footings are going in.
Around May time the show home was open and they started selling the houses on Schuster close as it was going to be known, could not be anything else really.