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Thread: NGTE Pyestock, August 2010

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    and how many times was that said about cane hill or any other site


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    I would assume the powers that be will instruct a site survey to assess all hidden nasties like asbestos,chemicals and the like,then do a risk assesment of clearing these before any demo begins..at Swindon Borough Council,we have just taken a temporary possesion of the Mechanics Institute,and you wouldnt believe the rigmarol thats being processed in order to even go inside the place..none of us can enter for at least 3 months.Imagine surveying Pyestock in its entirety then applying all the various tests...then removal of toxic substances can start and this will be a long process for sure.I can`t see any actual demo work being done till next summer,but then again if the moneys there then the place could get swamped.A suck it n see scenerario perhaps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klempner69 View Post
    Hal,dont worry,it aint going anywhere yet
    Good stuff cos I need to get a few visits in here, i've read dozens of reports, read all the history and seen hundreds of photo's......gotta see it all 'in the flesh' now :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous dave View Post
    and how many times was that said about cane hill or any other site
    Many many times of the course of about 5 years before they finally did it ;)

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    Some really terrific engineering here. I especially like the shot that appears to be a turbine hall. Excellent, well done :)

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    Pyestock is a must visit place. The scale of the place is breathtaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hydealfred View Post
    Some really terrific engineering here. I especially like the shot that appears to be a turbine hall. Excellent, well done :)
    Yes it's the Air house.
    8 turbines, producing a combined total of 400,000HP, and capable of pushing winds of 2000mph through those blue pipes!
    Each one is 3 storeys high, with steam generators etc underneath




    The engineering as I put in my write up is both incredible, and unique, which is why it's so sad this will all be gone at some stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collingwood View Post

    The engineering as I put in my write up is both incredible, and unique, which is why it's so sad this will all be gone at some stage.

    C.
    Totally one of a kind site, when it goes and all that is left are photos and memories we should all feel very glad we got to see a unique bit of Britain's industrial history

    I believe at it's height of operation the 8 exhausters still weren't enough, so No.9 Exhauster was built in the North-West corner of the site to add a bit more boost.
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    Bit of a lurker talking here..

    I would like to visit this site, can someone PM me who has knowledge of the site who would like to discuss.

    Thanks,

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