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    We paid a visit to an old workplace of mine which closed down in 2005 and awaits redevelopment.The team consisted of Myself,Johno23 and Timewarp.It is a former supermarket which has been known locally as"PRINCES"for many years.In latter years until it closed it just sold mainly clearance lines of food,toys,fancy goods etc.The buildings are currently in the first stages of demolition and are being stripped of recyclables and asbestos.Usual asbestos caution advised

    The site is earmarked for regeneration and the 16 million plans include 40,000 sq ft of office space,17,000sq ft of retail area,restaurants,cafe bars and 25 eco friendly homes with roof gardens and will be approx 4 storeys in height.It is to be called Sadler Square following the results of a public competiition.Anyway here are some pictures of the current site.

    Front View.

    Large old storage shed at rear.

    General rear yard area.

    Side view of buildings.

    Interior view of large storage shed,

    Main warehouse of shop,c/w asbestos removers equipment&caravan

    Clean area on main shopfloor area,I have mopped that a few times:)

    Area towards tills/front of shop.

    Retired drinks cooler,I have filled this many a time.:)

    Close up of till area and customer doors.

    I thought they only had ACME things in cartoons

    Contractors stash of reclaimed metal.

    Derelictions eye view on old Derby.

    View from upper floor onto street area.

    Boss`s office.

    Staff telly,right outside the boss`s office,I never did see it switched on

    Fridge engine for chiller,boy did that bloody thing make a racket

    Reclaimed/stripped out timber collection.

    General wide area view of upper floor.

    Obligatory random chair shot in silly pose.

    Loading bay and substation.

    Boilerhouse chimney against old Derby backdrop.

    Retired and abandoned forklift truck.

    Weird old oven thing

    Name plate on electric hand dryer.

    Heath Robinson roof repair with wire basket etc.omg!!

    moody old window shot.

    They made sure the staff coudnt get out:)

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    Nice one...Me and Thompski went here this morning but as my pics are almost identicle to yours i won`t bother posting them...


    Good pics.
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    Yeah mine are pretty much the same, though I do love the lighting inside there :)

    Nice little mooch, but not the most exciting place...






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    A pleasant amble around the place ably guided by Drama Queen as she used to work there,been in the shop many times myself over the years.I cant believe they have just abandoned that forklift truck though.:)
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    Hey! =]

    Orangeacid and I went around there a few hours ago and its getting pretty flooded due to a broken toilet.

    But it was kinda of what made it interesting.

    Did you see that squished pigeon..? yuk =p
    Last edited by natalion; 16th Jul 08 at 01:11.

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    I wasn't really expecting to like this explore... ...but the old brickwork in the back part of the building is great...and especially like the chimney. Love that photo of the window with the metal amassed outside it, Drama. :)
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    Default Detail of Prince's store, derby, July 2008


    Natalion and I followed in the steps of Drama Queen, Saigon and Thompski to bring you this report of little details of the site :-)

    Name the famous Cartier-Bresson photo :p



    some keys:



    And finally some officey stuff. The recipits were interesting to read, and there was a manual for the till system that I'm reading in one of the pics I guess natalion will post.




    I guess natalions photos will be up between tonight and a day or two?

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    Some nice artsy shots from you as always Orangeacid, love it :) What's with the graininess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johno23 View Post
    A pleasant amble around the place ably guided by Drama Queen as she used to work there,been in the shop many times myself over the years.I cant believe they have just abandoned that forklift truck though.:)
    Me neither, surely that could be sold?

    I went there earlier and it was strange, the site looks active and a broken toilet had flooded and it sounded like workmen were doing the pots or something, it was eerie.

    Great explore anyway, glad you managed to do such a thorough explore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thompski View Post
    Some nice artsy shots from you as always Orangeacid, love it :) What's with the graininess?
    Ty :) It's called not having a tripod and having to underexpose at ISO 3200 and then push even further in lightroom.

    To the admins - sorry if posting that in a different thread was the wrong thing to do, I read the rules and it sounded like each separate explore date should have its own thread. My bad, now I know for next time :)

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