West Park Hospital demo/conversion update

Seems that the conversion and demolition of West Park Hospital is going well. There are a number of new build houses on site with people living in them, and an old villa has been converted into a rather swish house. TheTimeChamber took the opportunity to grab some progress shots today, the builders were not to amused though and followed us around. Luckily we stuck to the footpaths and took our sweet ass time.

2 sales offices are there for the 2 different parts of the site, the whole development is now known as Noble Park. The existing cottage hospital and pathology services are still on site.

It’s nice to see the original airing court shelters refurbished and landscaped. This is a nice touch and mirrors some other conversions such as at Haywards Heath.

Interestingly one of the buildings is completely fenced off and not to be converted or demo’d yet due to a rare breed of bat roosting there.

We will continue to post updates on the site as and when we can!

A new containment structure for Chernobyl?

A pretty good graphic animation of the way that the old, crumbling sarcophagus covering Reactor 4 is going to be renewed and covered with a state of the art ‘shield’ to ensure the containment of the radiation for a long time (hopefully!) has been revealed. It features a complicated ventilation system to maintain the environment inside it very precisely to slow any further deterioration. It is being built by a French consortium consisting of Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics, named Novarka, under contract from the Chernobyl NPP.

The video here can be found here:

And you can also see the account and photos of travels of TheTimeChamber in the Forbidden Zone here:

Thats all, we wish all our readers a Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support/comments/website contacts