In 1987 the newly formed School of Health Sciences moved into the Old Post Office in Lichfield Street, and the old Valhalla pub. The buildings had been empty for several years and were completely refurbished. They provided ample office space; biomedical, physiology, and psychology laboratories; three lecture theatres; a dining room; and the Polytechnic's shop.

The old post office in its early years.

The following photos were taken in 2001 when the School of Health Sciences had become part of the School of Applied Sciences, and the staff and laboratories were moving to main site.

The foyer with the main entrance on the right. The far door led to one of the lecture theatres.

Another view of the foyer. The doorway on the left led to the ground floor corridor and the lift.

The refreshment room. Light refreshments were served behind the hatch.

Another view of the refreshment room.


The staff staircase.


The first floor corridor, above the main staircase.

The first floor corridor leading to MV Block and the stairs.   In the other direction the corridor led to the lift and more offices.

Some of the staff offices further along the corridor.

  The water dispenser and the stairs leading to the upper psychology lab.
The end of the first floor corridor that led to the staff staircase.  

One of the offices, almost packed and ready to go.

Another nearly empty office.

Pat Martin at work just before the move began.

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