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The Explore I actually explored this about eight weeks ago with Southside. I drove to Slough, Parked up and he had kindly found the way in before I got to the University Campus. The site is massive, and right in the centre of Slough. I work fairly close to Slough, and had seen the site some weeks before when collecting lunch from Roosters Piri Piri just opposite the site. It's kind of strange that its sat here for so long; its very close to London and land in this general area is typically very, very expensive. That does not of course, make Slough a pleasant place... I think there was a bit of an increase of traffic here after my visit, I have only just got around to editing these! Its amazing how such a large site has sat beneath the radar for such a long time!!! The Site Thames Valley University or TVU as its known; is part of the University of West London and formed part of a conglomerate of several campuses in Reading and West London. The closure of this Campus was announced in 2009 and the doors finally closed it's doors in 2010. The site has now fallen into disuse and it's 1000 students had to re-locate to other campuses around West London. Closure was blamed on the recession/credit crunch at the time; forcing the sale of the site. "Professor Peter John, TVU vice-chancellor, said: 'For the majority of students the closure of the campus will mean a move to one of our other locations either in Reading or West London. All those affected will be fully supported through the transition to minimise any possible disruption to their studies.' A total of 650 pre-registration nursing students at the Slough campus will be provided with a provisional timetable and have been told to pack their bags for the move to Reading by December this year." The site consists of two tower blocks (7 stories high), a ground floor canteen, a small circular building named "The Rotunda" which houses the University's Srudent Uninon, and a 2 story admin block. Plans were announced in 2017 to redevelop the site into 1,400 homes, but so far nothing has happened. Currently the site is owned by the Slough Council. It was a surprisingly relaxed explore. The road outside was very, very busy and all could be heard on the street outside. There were incredibly recent signs of a squat inside one of the rooms; fresh new sleeping bags and food dated for that day in bags; sandwiches, fruit etc. I could hear someone inside who I believe left when they heard us. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 Thanks for reading! More At: https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157696167343975
Evening All, A post from me tonight of the gorgeous Springwell Quarry located close to home. I have probably visited this place 4-5 times now during different seasons so it's lovely to see it in the different conditions. All my visits start off as a lovely walk down the canal and a quick run up a steep grassy verge into the site. The places has sat decayed roughly for 10 years now, with the infamous giant pg monkey which hangs over the water just out of reach (no one knows how it got up there, I love the mystery!). A Brief History: There is virtually no information about this place as I browse on the internet, all I know it was definitely used as a gravel quarry, in particular chalk. There are some tunnels (which lead to a dead end) which I presume were used to dig out chalk from the land above. This site also has been known to be used in Doctor Who the 10th anniversary story 1972/1973. Thanks for looking! I appreciate any feedback. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
This as you all know is a steel foundry that closed in January 2012 and everybody and his dog has been in to take pictures we have been told the plant use to turn old cars into nice shiny lumps of steel that would be sold to some other cock that probably turned them into not so nice shiny new cars but I think the real goings on where much more sordid, I think they made great big steel vibrators one hundred feet high !! there was lots of evidence of this all over the site. anyway lets forget this silliness From what I have been told from a two of my friends that used to work there the owners went into administration over night everyone went home Friday and then got a text message over the weekend telling them they don't have a job anymore and the place has been dead since then, everything is as the workers left it. I've been told if the guards find you in here they call the old bill so we had to be on our toes. this place is big so there's lots of places to hide if they do come looking. We heard them a few times but managed to keep out of their way. This place is real dirty and I mean dirty, everywhere is covered in a fine grey dust and in some places its 10cm deep but getting covered in shit is what its all about don't you think ....... We entered, we explored and I'm happy to say we left with our sphincters intact. on a side note if anyone is making a trip to Thames steel keep your eyes and ears open for moving / creaking metal , I was there with a few friends and we stopped for a drink and a chat, as we stood there we heard a sound like someone dragging a big bit of metal along the floor behind us , then about a minute later a bang as loud as thunder was followed by an even louder crashing sound as part of the roof came down. I must say it looked so fucking cool and I wished I had filmed it but it happened so fast I just did not have time to even think about hitting the record button. the crazy thing is we all walked through that very spot about 20 minutes before hand so thank fuck we did not stop there to have a chat because we could well have been killed. there's still some metal just hanging ready to fall at any time. note one of the beams still hanging up there just being supported by the yellow hand rail. On with the main pictures
Thames Water emergency centre:this bunker was built in the 80`s as a place where about 12 Water Board personnel would stay in the event of a nuclear strike and monitor the water supply in the nearby reservoir.Tommo gave me the heads up on this one,as someone had discovered the locks had been ground off..so off I goes for a mooch..they even left the power on. So that was the Thames Water Emergency Bunker folks.. Many thanks for looking