The derelict hospital in Midlothian, Scotland and surrounding roads has been left abandoned since it closed in 2011. The site is set to be redeveloped into luxury homes
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A deserted street and an abandoned mental health hospital can been seen in eerie aerial footage captured by a drone flying over the the area.
The abandoned street in Roslin in Midlothian and the former Roslynlee Hospital, which closed in 2011, were captured by Gary, from Simply Scotland Photography, was shared on his YouTube channel. The clip not only the hospital in a derelict condition but also the homes on the nearby Firth Road which could be seen with their roofs caved in.
The extensive former hospital buildings have their windows boarded up but their overall structure appears to be relatively sound from the video. However the buildings on Firth Street look to be in a serious state of disrepair as fragments are strewn across what was the former road as well as the cottage back gardens.
Overgrown vegetation and rust looks to have taken over a number of the former small buildings on the street. Metal fences have also been erected around structures to stop people from entering the structurally unsound buildings that litter the old road.
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Roslynlee Hospital was a grade C listed building that was designed by William Lambie Moffat and opened as the Midlothian Peebles Asylum in 1874. An additional two wings were designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson with their construction completed in 1898. It is understood that the healthcare complex was adopted into the National Health Service as Rosslynlee Mental Hospital in 1948 before it became the Rosslynlee Hospital in 1960.
The hospital and its surrounding area is currently earmarked for redevelopment by the Robertson Group who are looking to turn the area into 121 luxury four, five and six bedroom homes – creating the village of St Margarets.
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A Robertson Group spokeswoman said: “St. Margarets is a luxury new development coming soon to Midlothian, close to the village of Roslin and just seven miles south of Edinburgh city centre. Part of the wider masterplan for the former Rosslynlee Hospital and a new stand-alone village, St. Margarets will feature 121 new four, five and six bedroom detached homes.
“Set within a parkland environment of mature woodland with breath-taking views, the development is in an idyllic location, offering the best of both worlds in a rural setting and close to the city.”
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