Whilst looking for a location for filming I stumbled across this: http://forargyll.com/music-arts/photography/polphail/
It's a village in Scotland called Polphail. It was constructed 35 years ago to house upwards of 500 oil workers working on a nearby platform. During the oil crisis the construction of the platform was suspended, never taken up again and Polphail was abandoned 6 years into it's completion.
Not a single person has ever lived in the village complex. A whole host of businesses were fully equipped and ready for inhabitants. Most buildings had fixtures, fittings and in many instances were furnished. Yet, at no point did anyone ever consider either selling the properties off or using them.
Coincidentally, I noticed this morning that the owner of the site has finally agreed to redevelop the land and the buildings will be pulled down.
If you want to see the village (I mean why wouldn't you lol) then type Portavadie, United Kingdom into Google maps. You'll see a marina. just South of which is a small beach. The large looking complex up from that beach is Polphail.