This is the old Fire Station in Dudley ( the new station is out of town )
The site has been acquired by Dudley College, and only as recently as last week, portacabins have arrived on-site.
The college are sympathetically keeping the facade of the old building.
I couldn't actually get inside due to a slight little problem... it's next door to the Dudley cop-shop! (in-fact, the two buildings are physically connected)
It's a shared car park around the back of the building, so there were one or two police cars coming in and out whilst we were there.
We got a couple of "looks" lol
( There is also, an old-old-fire station in Dudley. The building has been empty for years, and dates from around 1900.
I'll have a sniff around when I get 5 )
Front of the building in Tower Street
More buildings around the back... Looks like that ledge might have been used for training purposes
The next two pics are of buildings that were used for training
(there was a sign up on the wall!)
Side view of the complex
Couple of shots looking through the plastic
Awwww... we weren't welcome! tut tut... looks like I'll
have to get myself a donkey jacket....