The Administration Block was the first port of call for any new patient to Bangour. Ward 1 was for new male patients and Ward 2 for new female patients. Day bed suites span the 3 west wing floors, with the east wing containing the sewing and needlework department along with underground storage rooms. Some of the storage rooms still contain patient records, which I’m sure is actually illegal… The centre block houses the reception area, and upstairs is a very nice office complete with leather chair and projector! At the rear is the communications centre, it is easy to identify as it has several large aerials on it’s roof. This is still active, with old school 386s’ humming in the background, controlling the fire alarms for all the buildings.
Description – Grade A listed building comprising on two storey and attic central block, single storey wings with basement below ends. Yellow sandstone masonry walling with red sandstone ashlar dressings. Pitched roof with slate covering.
Footprint – BF: 928.75m2 / GF: 2,546.56m2 /
Status – Category A – HB 6588 ADMINISTRATION BLOCK (includes wards/villas I and 2) essentially a butterfly-plan, light-coloured ashlar with contrasting red ashlar detailing; external treatment comparatively plain-centre range based on the idea of a gabled 2-storey 3-bay house built on an eminence, with nepus gable and added wings each having advanced gabled front; beyond, low wings are diagonally-set on plan and link to outer ranges which are set cross-ways, their outer long fronts having advanced gables at centre and ends; windows cut through eaves and have individual pended roofs.