Quantcast

GKN Shadow factory & tunnels, Birmingham, Mar15

Help Support Derelict Places:

The Wombat

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2013
Messages
1,681
Reaction score
2,696
Location
Leicestershire
The surface buildings were unremarkable, but it is the underground labyrinth of tunnels that make this place. After the large cavern that was a huge safe, we came across a room that wouldn’t have been out of place for a torture scene in a ‘Saw’ movie. I didn’t know what I was walking in, and the barrels that looked like they were oozing toxic waste :D
Explored with KM Punk, Lost explorer, Burb147 & Altair.


IMG_5649.jpg


IMG_5671.jpg


IMG_5652.jpg


IMG_5653.jpg


IMG_5656.jpg


IMG_5661.jpg


IMG_5662.jpg


IMG_5663.jpg


IMG_5664.jpg


IMG_5670.jpg

thanks for looking
 

mookster

Regular Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2009
Messages
2,683
Reaction score
7,734
Location
Oxford
This has always been one of my favourite explores and to be honest I'm surprised it's still around. Last time I was there in 2013 the half of the site over the canal had a big hoarding around it and was being cleared/demolished as the redevelopment has apparently got the go-ahead.
 

fluffy5518

Regular Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2008
Messages
864
Reaction score
1,004
Location
Didcot
Totally agree with Mookie. This was a great explore, we spent hours down here although i dont remember it being so wet before !! Amazed its still extant !! Nice pics.
 

krela

Administrator
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
10,017
Reaction score
5,805
Location
Bristol, UK.
Urgh, that looks like slurry from a dairy! (It's not, but it looks pretty grim). Thanks for posting, been a while since I've seen this place.
 

The Wombat

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2013
Messages
1,681
Reaction score
2,696
Location
Leicestershire
Thanks guys :)

Yes it was filthy down there - Skanky would be an understatement!
It's a big place; I'm sure there is loads more we didn't see
 

mookster

Regular Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2009
Messages
2,683
Reaction score
7,734
Location
Oxford
Thanks guys :)

Yes it was filthy down there - Skanky would be an understatement!
It's a big place; I'm sure there is loads more we didn't see

On the other side of the canal/watercourse that runs through the site there is or was a whole other set of tunnels, however a number of years ago the canal sadly flooded these to about waist height.
 

The Wombat

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2013
Messages
1,681
Reaction score
2,696
Location
Leicestershire
On the other side of the canal/watercourse that runs through the site there is or was a whole other set of tunnels, however a number of years ago the canal sadly flooded these to about waist height.

The other side of the road looked occupied and there was a fair amount of demolition already done on our side
 

mookster

Regular Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2009
Messages
2,683
Reaction score
7,734
Location
Oxford
The other side of the road looked occupied and there was a fair amount of demolition already done on our side

Most of the above ground stuff has been demolished for a few years now. It was going to be turned into an NHS 'super hospital' site but the demolition work wasn't carried out correctly so was forced to stop by the council or something like that.
 

UrbanX

Moderate Moderator
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
7,480
Reaction score
8,004
Location
Cambridge
Fantastic write up and photos, looks like you had a right adventure down there!
Thanks for sharing :)
 

Latest posts

Top