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    Default Tradeteam DHL, Gloucester July 2018


    So before a Bristol meet up I was going to at the weekend myself and Landie_Man had some stuff in mind to check out - and it was the usual mix of fail and success and false starts but as always good fun.

    There isn't much that I can find out about this place on the net, it used to belong to Interbrew before Tradeteam DHL took over the lease which only expired in 2017 yet it was empty before that!

    I had spotted this large warehouse building last year some time when passing through Gloucester and made a note of where it was as it's size was pretty impressive and it looked fairly interesting just from the shape of the frontage. I finally got around to giving it a cursory recce on a blazing hot day at the beginning of this month but couldn't see an obvious way in, but fast forward a few weeks and I found myself stood outside once more getting ready to try again.

    All credit to Landie Man he sussed a way in from the street and soon we found ourselves poking around the back. I don't think I've ever seen so many screws in doors before - fresh screws and some fairly fresh looking boards was in some ways a good sign as it must mean people have been getting in/out of it for a while. We eventually found a way in that was pretty much staring us in the face from the moment we got past the palisade fence, and this is where the fun began.

    As soon as our feet made contact with the floor the alarms began ringing. They weren't deafening internal alarms but totally audible from inside as more and more went off whilst we moved through stripped office rooms - damn PIRs in nearly every room! We made a beeline for the giant warehouse area which was a good call as mercifully it was a little quieter in there as there weren't any audible alarms that I could see. The choice that faced us was simple, either turn and leave or stay for a bit, run around to get some photos and see if we can get out before security arrive to boot us out. Naturally we chose the second option, and suddenly after maybe fifteen minutes we heard the alarms turn off. This unexpected development brought with it new questions - were they turned off remotely or had someone arrived to reset them? We stayed still for a couple of minutes and decided that we'd pushed our luck enough so made tracks for the exit, and as soon as we stepped foot back into the offices *boom* the alarms start wailing immediately. We get a hurry on and hustle out of there and get back to the street, and just as we got back to our car parked on the road that heads down the side of the site up pulled the security van and out stepped a visibly confused and probably slightly annoyed security guard for presumably being called back to the site immediately.

    So for anyone reading this who fancies a crack at it, you have about fifteen minutes from the first alarm going off to the security turning up ;)

    Excuse the fairly rubbish grainy photos, it was pretty dark in there and I'd never normally shoot like this but time was of the essence as you can imagine! It's not the most interesting location ever but I don't think it's been covered on here yet.























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    Some nice shots there Irish mookster!

    Nice explore too

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    Not too grainy but are you Irish? Moving along, your shots are nice and tells us that it must have been a busy place at one time.
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    Last time I checked I definitely wasn't Irish
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    They didn't leave much behind then?? Not so much as a keg of ale!!
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    Just shown this to my partner who works at Tradeteam in Sheffield. She says its still not as depressing as their office.

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    What’s with everyone asking if he’s Irish?!

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    I don't think DHL like me any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    I don't think DHL like me any more.
    Who does?! (I'm joking, you're our favourite irish american).

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Who does?! (I'm joking, you're our favourite irish american).
    I wish I was haha.
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