Project Eden – Insane Mental Asylum
An abandoned asylum spread over a large site of disparate buildings holds the memories of a derelict mental asylum. I’ve been here on several visits and each time I notice something different and unique about it.
The overall site had been free from urban decay for some time however that has changed now, all of the sites have been aggressively robbed of any metal that can be resold, the damage done to the buildings is significant which sux really… Holes have appeared in roofs where copper has been ripped out of the lofts and water damage is reeking havoc on the internal structures.
Still, the character remains of the entire site, eerily tranquil and deafeningly peaceful.
Last time was the worst, a building that was previously locked has been broken into – when I entered through a small window, it was quickly apparent that the building was being used as a squat for junkies – needles, belts, cooking spoons and other paraphernalia littered the floors, makeshift beds were in every room and strangely, tins of dog food were everywhere.
Buildings that are accessible range from living quarters which contain all functional services such as kitchens, bathrooms, living areas and bedrooms. There are two large wards which are all accessible alongside a hospital block. The site canteen is also available to enter, this is a large dark building!
The best part of this explore was being able to enter ‘The Old Hall’ which is a period large building and security is very tight as there is a criminal secure unit on the same site.
As for safety, the buildings are still OK – not sure how long for and some of the buildings have some really strange fungus/bacterial growth!
Such a shame, the hydrotherapy and gym units have now been demolished. This was a great place to shoot
This shot was taken in the newly custom built living wards – the mold was left a patch in the roof that looked like something out of a sci-fi
These toilets were part of the maintenance block – looked grim but light was good
I had not been able to enter this living block until this visit. One of the windows had been kicked in, when I entered, there was beds set up, needles/syringes littered the floor and human food/dog meat was all over the place. I started to make my way through then heard some noises coming from one of the rooms. I got out of there, frickin junkies aint my thing… I later had the police come and talk to me, they confirmed a bunch of people had been living in there and they were removing them. Sadly, these wards are no longer here.
This hallway leads down one of the main villas which is still there. The villas have been left with many artifacts intact however have been substantially ripped off by junkies/thieves. When we were there, people were in the building smashing it up – needless to say, they won’t be going back in a hurry
Part of the gym/changing area outside the hydrotherapy which contained several bits of equipment and lockers which still had artifacts from the previous employees inside. This area has been demolished now
This is labeled as the morgue in the site plan however inside it looks more like a chapel – maybe sometime converted. Not much of interest in here apart from a alter etc
What an awesome looking building. It took several attempts before I found a way to shoot the inside, I was not disappointed.
This room was covered in a green slime where the NHS had left the building rot. Its a shame as the roof had started to fail, the NHS had forgotten about this until recently – the roof has been repaired however I would guess substantial damage has occurred
The architecture inside here is pretty amazing however its all started to fall to pieces. In the loft, original fixings remain, these include a drawing board and candle holders
This part of the site was pretty cool as I found something in one of the small rooms. It looks like the patients at Little Plumstead were used in a sleep analysis test. The equipment has been left and includes everything down to packed electrodes and instruction manuals on how to analyse sleep patterns – there are also documents that shows the emails setting the experiments up
Thats about it for Little Plumstead – the site is now being redeveloped for a day care center
Hope you enjoy