As I explained in yesterday’s blog, the curtains came down on the Welsh Technology Centre when the dual carriage relief road (Harbour Way) was being built. All that’s left now is the PACS Centre, the Engineering building, and what used to a storage space attached to the main building.
A few weeks ago I visited the site to get a feel for the place. The only place that looked lively was the ex-PACS Centre, with loads of cars parked outside, with lights on in all the offices and the lobby. The Engineering building, on the other hand, looked rather empty an quiet. There was one van outside, so presumably somebody was using at least some part of the building, but the overall aspect was rather forlorn.
Even what used to be the Tata Steel visitor centre before it moved to its new location only displayed a panel saying “SCT Knowledge Centre”, but it was empty and looked like it hadn’t been used for years.
Anyhow, the Welsh Labs site is split in two parts: south of the dividing brook nearly everything has been knocked down, what used to be the main entrance is now blocked off to all traffic and at least some of the trees indicate where there used to be a bit of a green area inbetween the wings of the main building. North of the brook looks like it’s still open for business, although as I’ve already said, only the PACS Centre looks the only one really thriving.
Anyhow, here’s some of the pictures I’ve taken. The grey skies and dull weather appeared appropriate for the occasion.
Google map of the Welsh Labs site
This used to be the Tata Steel visitor centre
Strip UK’s Engineering building
The ex-PACS Centre
Store room, annex to the main building
Entrance road into the Welsh Labs site