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    Default Assembly & Test Facility July '13


    About time I had some new stuff to bring to the explore table! Hat tip to Stuart (who is a member here but I forget his name!) for finding it.

    I really can't find much out about this place other than they offered fabrication, component finishing and product assembly services over a 17000m2 site. The company worked on their own projects of which some were valued in terms of multi-millions of pounds so it wasn't a small fry!

    The company went into liquidation and the facility closed in 2008, and here's where it gets weird - after closure, part of the site was taken over by a nearby university to house their mechanical engineering department, they too have vacated the premises some time back so now the whole site is empty.

    I was having autofocus issues with my camera all day so a few may not be as sharp as I'd like...

    It's not an interesting building externally so just the one from me













    There is a fair amount of empty office space















    It had it's own bar in the far end of the top floor of the site!



    Just a few records left....







    Huge archive bins full of blueprints and diagrams



















    There was a great surprise we found at the end of the explore but sadly forum rules mean I can't include it, it's on Flickr though!

    More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie4...7634515708164/ :)
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    Superb report and pics mate looks a good explore thanks for sharing :)
    Looking beyond the pictures. :p


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    I like that lots
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    Some nice kit there,thanks for sharing.

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    Good stuff mate, looks like a cool place!

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    All bundled up for auction, I guess that's the unwanted stuff.

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    well done mate good stuff, nice end to the day

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    Nice one Mookster, there's some good stuff left behind.
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    Very interesting explore. Used to work in the motor industry and have seen similar rig test facilities. Not state of the art even for 2008.
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    What on earth was that engine on the test bed? It's big!!!
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