Take a look inside abandoned Sheffield tower block covered with amazing graffiti

These photos show the dereliction of a long-abandoned Sheffield tower block which was once at the heart of plans to transform the city centre.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 1:18 pm
Weston Tower, on West Bar Green, in Sheffield city centre, has been disused for many years

Weston Tower has lain empty for many years as various schemes to revive the nine-storey building on West Bar Green, opposite the Hampton by Hilton hotel, have fallen by the wayside.

In 2006, proposals to create a 23-storey tower at the site, which would have been one of Sheffield’s tallest buildings, were approved but work never began and seven years later the building was sold for just £700,000.

In 2015, fresh plans were unveiled to extend the building, creating an 11-storey ‘blade-like’ tower with nearly 150 apartments, but these also came to nothing.

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Weston Tower, on West Bar Green, in Sheffield city centre, has been disused for many years

The 1970s office and distribution centre, originally designed for a mail order company, is now listed for sale by Colloco, with the marketing brochure outlining the ‘potential for a significant mixed-use tower development, or conversion of the existing structure’.

The urban explorer behind the popular Lost Places & Forgotten Faces Facebook page captured these photos showing how badly the building’s interior has decayed while various regeneration schemes have come and gone.

The interior walls have been transformed into an amazing graffiti gallery, adding a splash of colour to the otherwise grey expanse in which fallen ceiling panels litter the floor, the strip lighting dangles perilously overhead and water can be seen pooled in places.

Graffiti inside Weston Tower

A flock of pigeons appear to have set up home there, with the carcasses of several birds sadly visible among the detritus, which also includes a plastic bollard.

On the Lost Places & Forgotten Faces page, where these new photos were originally shared, the building is described as a ‘true derelict eyesore’.

The description continues: “With its smashed windows and flaking graffiti, it is an ugly old behemoth structure in an otherwise modern environment.”

The view from the roof of Weston Tower, opposite the Hampton by Hilton hotel
The seven-storey tower is set above a larger two-storey block
The building has more than 70,000 sq ft of floor space, including a basement car park and a seven-storey tower above
Fallen ceiling panels are scattered across the floor of Weston Tower
This stairwell at Weston Tower is covered with detritus
The main entrance to Weston Tower has been boarded up
Anyone planning to regenerate Weston Tower faces a big clean-up job
A flock of pigeons inside Weston Tower
More graffiti on the walls inside Weston Tower
Wires can be seen dangling from the ceiling inside Weston Tower
The building, which changed hands for £700,000 in 2013, is up for sale again