Hartwood Hospital is set in a spectacular location with a stunning building commanding a fantastic view of the surrounding area. The 19th century psychiatric hospital’s main feature is the twin clock towers, one of which has sadly been the victim of a rather bad fire.
The fire pretty much gutted a large part of the main building which has now been fenced off in an attempt to prevent people from doing the same again.
Within the main building very little remains of its former life as a hospital and television study for Lanarkshire TV. Here you can see a couch once used by the television company:
The corridor’s glass roof has seen better days but still has some of its original features intact.
An old cash register lies amongst the rubble of one of the clock towers.
Most of the surrounding buildings and connecting corridors were demolished after closure however the building still looks magnificent even with all the damage done to it over the years.
Unfortunately it would appear that the cost to save the building would be far too much in today’s financial climate. Hartwood Hospital looks destined to lie abandoned until it collapses.