There are a number of old and unusual buildings and equipment on our worksite: often on our afternoon walk we discover something new and intriguing. Often these are in disuse or abandoned and we can only theorise as to their purpose. Since the site is soon to be redeveloped, there’s not much use in maintenance I guess.
Based on the site map, this is an echoic and reverberation chamber, probably designed to stress test materials. There is an anechoic chamber next door. I don’t think it is still being used, but one day the door was open and we peeked in and it was indeed spooky, with a dark underground basement as well.
We peer into the buildings to see chairs, old computers, and papers abandoned as a time capsule.
Many of the buiding are weatherboard, probably 1940s or 50s, with the paint quite overdue for a refresh, but what’s the point if there’s no one in them? With all the wildlife, weeds and trees about, it conjures images of a post-apocalyptic world where nature reclaims its space. Well, when our imaginations are running wild, it does.
All the buildings have locks and warning signs at least.