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    Default Imperial Chemical Industries, 2019


    Intro
    This place is one of those, the moment you see it you want to go that was the case for us.
    Initially we had been put off due to the "armed security" and constant patrols. After a lot of waiting we went and hoped for the best.
    The risk was worth the reward.

    The Site
    Dating back to 1874 these works have produced sodium carbonate common in cleaning products, dyes, fertilizers and other such products.

    The works have been operated under Brunner Mond, Imperial Chemical Industries, and TATA Chemical Europe. The works were also responsible for "accidentally" creating polythene in 1933 during an experiment.

    TATA Europe closed these works in 2014 along with the attached power station responsible for power supply.

    The Explore

    The sun was rising and we had finally stumbled out of the car along with drive through breakfast.
    Then we had to start sneaking through the woodlands, open land and buildings to get to our first target.
    Initially we had been on high alert for the heavy security and after what felt like 20 minutes, which was actually 2 and a half hours, we realsied we got lucky.

    As midday rolled on we had seen what we wanted and decided to leave. Which of all the times security decided to patrol.
    GREAT.

    Anyways.

    Photos


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    Anyway That'll be all.

    KPUrban_
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
    KPUrbex

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    Switch pron!
    That's a wonderful structure. Rotary kilns too. Looks to have been switched off long ago and simply left untouched. A historically important site perhaps.
    I'm shocked at the dust. The workers would have suffered badly from it.

    Well worth the wait that.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Yep see what u mean thatís a cracker well done for getting in!

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    That's a nice one. Well done. Still nice to see the vintage control panels.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Jobs a good'un, Nicely Done, Thanks
    Smiler
    😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Switch pron!
    That's a wonderful structure. Rotary kilns too. Looks to have been switched off long ago and simply left untouched. A historically important site perhaps.
    I'm shocked at the dust. The workers would have suffered badly from it.

    Well worth the wait that.
    This place is heaven for people who like industrial stuffs, bit like me, and yes that control room was something else.
    The dust is absolutely insane I'm surprised they didn't require a new workforce every other day.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Yep see what u mean that’s a cracker well done for getting in!
    It's just one of those isn't it. Thanks alot.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    That's a nice one. Well done. Still nice to see the vintage control panels.
    Thanks man, the control panel had an art-deco, eastern European feel to it.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Jobs a good'un, Nicely Done, Thanks
    A job well done I'd say as well, thanks.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Switch pron!
    That's a wonderful structure. Rotary kilns too. Looks to have been switched off long ago and simply left untouched. A historically important site perhaps.
    I'm shocked at the dust. The workers would have suffered badly from it.
    The dust was nothing like that on production runs during the working life of this plant, which is nothing special. Carried out many tests during the production runs when the facility was fully operational (my first real job). The plug was pulled when the plant was in full production and the pipework etc was full of product - from course initial run to final fine powder, saleable product. Environmental winds and atmospheric pressure changes have caused the leaks over the years.

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