The council wants to retain and convert the most attractive ward buildings. A meanless statement, as
Smith's design (like many public asylums) was cheap but solid; the same ward or villa design stamped
over the ground. Villas in echelon. Given a pillar there, a door here, or a window there, they're all the same.
How would you determine the most attractive? In this scenario, it's all or nothing.
Below: West Park was not well cleared. In some cells, we found patient's original
belongings and furniture
In the kitchens and stores, most of the equipment around the hospital had been collected prior to
disposal. It was still waiting.