Park & Paterson

Help Support Derelict Places:

havoc

Banned
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
222
Reaction score
4
Park & Paterson ltd. Recycled metal for over 130 years until the company merged with Bernhard Metals in 2003 to become one of the U.Ks biggest Ingot manufacturers, sadly 12 months later the company went into administration.

The foundry was built late 19th century and later added storage buildings in the 1960s and an office block with labrotory in 1972, the site occupies 1.9 hectares and also includes two detatched houses at the entrance to the site as well as a weigh bridge.

The site has been derelict since 2004 but In March 2007 Morris homes put forward planning permission to transform the site and build 99 new residential houses on the site.

Due to the fact that the land is so badly contaminated, it has been estimated that costs would run into the millions to decontaminate it, hence the lack of interest from potential buyers.

Visited with The New Mendoza.

Picture166-1.png


Picture174-1.png


Picture146-1.png


Picture172-1.png


Picture203-1.png


Picture211-1.png


Picture212-1.png


Picture197-1.png
 

Virusman26

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2008
Messages
432
Reaction score
8
Location
Brum
Re: Park & Paterson - Report

Great report, nice shots. Any more machinery in there at all?:confused:
 

MD

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2008
Messages
1,534
Reaction score
1,485
Location
leicestershire
Re: Park & Paterson - Report

like the shot of the beams:)

is the ground contaminated with oil?
 

Richard Davies

Regular Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2007
Messages
696
Reaction score
77
Re: Park & Paterson - Report

I would imagine the ground has a lot of slag & ash from the smelting process.

The admin block is an interesting style, similar to Marple's library & the house George Best's had custom built.
 

ThenewMendoza

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2008
Messages
654
Reaction score
149
Location
Everywhere..
Re: Park & Paterson - Report

Nice pics there, H. And you've also saved me the job of digging out the history of the place, cool.

Was a very chilled out day of explores today and this was the last place we hit. It's filthy, industrial and a doddle to explore, lovely, just what you want on a Bank Holiday Monday.

Anyway, the pics...

PP10.jpg


PP11.jpg


PP2.jpg


PP3.jpg


PP4.jpg


PP6.jpg


PP8.jpg


PP7.jpg


PP14.jpg


PP13.jpg


PP12.jpg


TnM :)
 

smileysal

Well-known member
DP Supporter
Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2006
Messages
3,420
Reaction score
84
Location
Cobland, otherwise known as Derbyshire lol.
Re: Park & Paterson - Report

Really like the look of this place. Love those lights hanging down over the stairs, very 1970's lol. and love the shot of the mask. Looks like a cool place to explore, and like the history of it too. Looks like there's loads of paperwork left in the offices etc.

Cheers guys, great pics.

:) Sal
 

King Al

Regal Moderator
DP Supporter
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
3,046
Reaction score
576
Location
Surrey
Super find TNM + Havoc. Looks like theres plenty to see in this place :) the lights are nice and strange just the way I like it, and that earth quakey measuring paper is pritty cool
 

johno23

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
Messages
454
Reaction score
130
Location
Derbyshire.
Nice report and excellent pics,they tell a real atmospheric story of industrial decline and decay.Glad the land cannot be used for yet more poxy matchbox flats and houses.However contaminated land near us was sealed,drained and contained and is now a massive industrial park complete with football stadium,so there is hope.

great work guys.
 

Richard Davies

Regular Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2007
Messages
696
Reaction score
77
Nice report and excellent pics,they tell a real atmospheric story of industrial decline and decay.Glad the land cannot be used for yet more poxy matchbox flats and houses.However contaminated land near us was sealed,drained and contained and is now a massive industrial park complete with football stadium,so there is hope.

great work guys.

This site is mostly hemmed in by the Middlewood Way, other light industrial units & housing, so there's fairly limited scope for redevelopment.
 

Foxylady

Veteran Member
Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2007
Messages
8,701
Reaction score
1,030
Location
East Devon's Jurassic Park!
Wow! Only just came across this thread...feel like the white rabbit scurrying to catch up and muttering 'I'm late, I'm late'. :lol:
Brilliant explore, guys. Absolutely supurb photos. Excellent stuff! :)
 

GrandConroy

New member
Joined
Sep 3, 2018
Messages
1
Reaction score
1
Park & Paterson ltd. Recycled metal for over 130 years until the company merged with Bernhard Metals in 2003 to become one of the U.Ks biggest Ingot manufacturers, sadly 12 months later the company went into administration.

The foundry was built late 19th century and later added storage buildings in the 1960s and an office block with labrotory in 1972, the site occupies 1.9 hectares and also includes two detatched houses at the entrance to the site as well as a weigh bridge.

The site has been derelict since 2004 but In March 2007 Morris homes put forward planning permission to transform the site and build 99 new residential houses on the site.

Due to the fact that the land is so badly contaminated, it has been estimated that costs would run into the millions to decontaminate it, hence the lack of interest from potential buyers.

Visited with The New Mendoza.

View attachment 6913

View attachment 6914

View attachment 6915

View attachment 6916

View attachment 6917

View attachment 6918

View attachment 6919

View attachment 6920
Hi I worked in the lab here from 1980 to 1983. Awesome place 🐦
 
Top