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  1. Another drive past find on a trip to Italy last year, never seen pics of it, so we called it Powerplant Percy. It was a sub-station of some sort, but stripped out and not much to see, but it was rather nice inside, so here you have it. Well there you have it, a stripped out shell, but they need a bit of love too, or maybe not, you got this far, so you must have enjoyed it
  2. History Bowman Thompson & Company originally owned the site but was sold in 1900 to Brunner Mond whom with a seven year closure reconstructed the site producing sixty tonnes of soda ash a day. This figure rose to 800 tonnes a day in 1926 with all of the Brunner Mond assets being turned over to ICI. Lostock a coal fired powerstation was decommissioned in 2000 when E.ON built there new Combined Heat & Power plant at Winnington, Lostock is due to be flattened for a new Sustainable Energy Plant to be built on the site. Explore After no sleep, me and 3 other none members got up and drove down to Lostock, got there quite early (3:45am) didn't hang about, got straight to an access point and got in (side-note, climbing up walls after no sleep isn't the best idea!) spent a good couple hours in here n got loads of footage.. Enjoy.. (Photo's aren't that good but deal with it :)) [Only external I got] [Some industrial stuff?]
  3. Not a great deal of information on this gigantic abandoned Power Station which is currently undergoing decommissioning. After seeing a couple of reports from some close friends we decided to throw this onto our list for the trip, the first location in fact as an early start seemed appropriate. We approached in the dark, got a couple of externals and made our way inside for daybreak. I’m glad we went early because after exploring the main turbine house and spending an hour or so checking out the rooftops, before we were able to move on to some other buildings we were interrupted… Andy was on the ground floor while I was up on the gantry taking a shot of the main interior when i got a call “workers!†cue the lengthy 1 hour ninja exit which saw us narrowly avoid capture multiple times before bumping into another group of explorers who were on their way in to play cat and mouse with the contractors . So much fun, this place was immense! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Enjoyed these? More on my website: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2014/07/02/urbex-gigawatt-power-station-aka-power-plant-xl-aka-the-cloud-factory-belgium-may-2014/
  4. Belgium GIGAWATT... April '14

    The penultimate site on my last Euro jaunt was this MONSTER... Easy in, splendid weather and I had the place to myself for the morning... Industrial porn of the HIGHEST calibre... BOSTIN!! Thanks for lookin in
  5. Yes, it's another Battersea report! Well it had to be done really, I've put it off long enough, what with stories of ruthless security and a guaranteed night in the cells if you got caught, the place being like a maze if you didn't know it well, the chances of actually getting across no-mans-land unseen being slim and finding yourself in the control rooms even slimmer, it just never seemed worth it. Now with development starting, it seems security have got rather lax and Battersea has opened its doors to practically any explorer who can be bothered to climb over the fence. I'd be gutted if I never saw it, so it had to be done. See frosty's report for a more detailed write up of our evenings trip, he's pretty much nailed it. It was tons of fun, and we spent waaaay longer in there than we expected to, so much so that we had to postpone something else we were going to do that night until another day. Please Note, due to large volumes of people, it was tricky to get any shots without people in them. Also please note the gift shop is out of "I've been to battersea" car stickers such is the volume of traffic through here lately Visited with so many people I can't remember, but among them was Frosty and SirJohnnyP who deserves a shout as despite the fact he was a little worse for wear not to mention a bit lost at times, he did guide us mostly round the place and it would have been a lot harder without him. Also shouts to another member who has been more than generous with sharing information on the place, you know who you are. So without further delay I present to you "YABR" (Yet another Battersea Report) starting, as always, with control room 'A' We did a brief visit to the 'white room' a curious mock up of a hotel room in the middle of the place, quite surreal. I didn't bother with any pics, but we chilled there for about half hour, had a fag and watched and episode of danger mouse on youtube. Then control room 'B' this wasn't as big as I expected it to be, but it's still impressive none the less. Yeah it HAD to be done, I know it's not original but I don't care. And after that and much farting around getting back down, we decided the night wouldn't be complete without climbing up to the base of at least one of the stacks, so we picked the North tower of 'A' side and went for it. Unfortunitely it was very windy and spitting with rain so I didn't really get any good pics, I wasn't really that bothered, I just wanted to get up close to one of the famous white chimneys. And that was that, mission accomplished. It's only taken me 6 years to get round to it. Now, anyone else thinking of going just go get it done, it IS worth it despite the millions of reports, you'll regret it if you don't make the effort! Thanks for looking Maniac.
  6. Last installment of the Scottish Contingent Belgium adventure. On the last full day we aimed to hit this awesome explore. Being the third of the day we had high hopes of a easy entry and a good ole jolly round here for a couple hours, best way to avoid the blistering heat anyway! First stop was the Cooling Tower, found it without a problem, but we were not convinced we were at the right place, finding it wasn't very hard the thing is bloody massive! We couldn't see the infamous spaceship and outdrop to doom. We persevered for a while and after me wading through a couple inches of wet sticky mud I found my inside the giant and was gifted the sight I had come to see... Unfortunately the overflow bit had a blooming dodgy climb so we decided to give it a miss. Onwards to the main plant itself, a quick drive (very quick with Baron at the helm and the three nodding dogs terrified for our lives braced ourselves for the impending doom. But we made it to the parking spot, fingers deeply embedded in the cars interior. Making our way to the entrance road, a police van booted it round the corner and headed straight to where our goal was! Shit had we been busted before we even got in, was it other explorers busted inside or attempting entry?? We headed for what we thought was the entry, but it ended up being a slip road to a electricity pylon, maybe luckily enough we took this wee detour as the van we heard zoomed back out. Fuck it lets get moving down the hill towards our main target. We snooped about for a bt and heard more vehicles travelling up above us, shit was it the cops again, maybe security? We hung around for a little while deciding what our next move was. That move was to send Goggleman off in ninja mode to scope out the area, we got the all clear and off we went in search of an entry point. Shockingly the fearless Baron took the fear and refused to come with us, he decided he would go off in pursuit of a another explore, so off he went it was just down to Lost, Scattergun and myself to enjoy the delights of this Powerstation had to offer. We were soon in, and it appeared we had the place to ourselves. The shear scale of this place is monumental, definitely one of the largest buildings I have ever set foot in. This was the smaller section of the building containing two smaller turbines, even though the pikeys had been in and done a lot of damage, it was still awesome!! I thought those were big, but the next room, which I didn't fully grasp I was in before until I was higher up, had the mother of all turbines!! There was also a slightly small engine behind the main turbine I next headed for and found the labs and control room. Next stop was to climb the big buggering gantry crane in the main hall. It was bloody high again, if actually even made the turbine look small, but it is anything but small! Then I found this creeper and his little minion lurking around in the cab. It was time to leave sadly, a quick couple of externals before calling the Baron to come rescue us. Turns out he was betting in trouble from the local cabbies, hmmm I wonder what he was up too!! Thanks for looking!
  7. Found Landrover setting up their DAF XF mobile test hill in the middle of Battersea powerstation to test / showcase the new freelanders stop / start system. Setting up the course. On the way up. At the top. That's all I've got. lol.
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