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An urban exploring couple has shared creepy photos of an abandoned leisure centre which was put on standby as a temporary Covid-19 morgue.
The pictures were shared by explorers ‘Urbexcr’ who regularly venture into desolate buildings and document their findings.
To protect the anonymity of the buildings they explore, the locations are kept strictly confidential.
The 1976 building closed down as a leisure centre in 2019 and was due to be demolished the following summer – but due to the coronavirus pandemic the demolition never took place.
In order to make use of the large site, it was placed on standby as a morgue in case existing facilities ran over.
It was also used as a drive-thru testing centre and as an “electrostatic biocide spraying station” which sanitised vehicles to stop the spread of the virus.
The large empty rooms and hallways of the leisure centre sit eerily empty, with abandoned swimming pools and gym equipment.
Urbexcr said: "I really didn't think the building was built in the 70s, it's actually in fantastic condition, structurally, my first thought early 90s.
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"It's far to good to be demolished , and it's huge, with two huge car parks and good access – full credit to the 70s architecture."
A council spokesperson previously said that the demolition of the building would be completed in May.
However, it was announced in April the building had been granted listed status which prevents it from ever being demolished.
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Urbexcr added: "You can't demolish that building, it's way to good, it's one of the only early 70s building that we would save, good decision to list it.
"The future of the building is unknown but it will live to see another day."
- Urban Explorers
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