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Report - Admin Block, Crest Packaging, Kent 12/01/08

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by CaveMan, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. CaveMan

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    Late Saturday night Maniac and I braved the wind and heavy rain and headed to our destination, which wasn't ment to be Crest... As we drove passed we both looked over toward the building... We couldn't pass this opportunity up!

    Lift in the Basement. "Gonna have to take the stairs i'm afraid CaveMan"
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    View on to the top of the lift.
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    Lift cables going up to the lift motor room on top of building
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    ladder to Lift motor room and roof
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    Maniac on his way up
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    Lift motor and cables in Lift room top of building
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    View from roof
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    Another safe on top floor office
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    Tunnels under building in basement with pipes and cables etc
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    Metres of some sort...
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    Plans of the building
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  2. CaveMan

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    Top floor of admin block. Mainframe?
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    Phone lines or data lines i think...
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    Back in the merry old Basement!
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  3. CaveMan

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    This is all I have of the walkway...
    It is blocked off on the work house side, but once in the admin building you can walk to the end...

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    Maniac taking a stroll...
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  4. Maniac

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    Me and caveman had a great time on this explore. :D It's only a small admin building most of it is just empty offices, but there's a few good bits to see which made it a very worthwhile explore. It was pretty creepy being there at night with everything banging around in the wind :eek: and getting in and out without being seen was fun!

    Anyway here's some pics from me, I'll try to show different bits :thumb

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    The staircase top to bottom. OK, it's fairly standard 1950's styling, but I kinda like it.

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    There were loads of these parts draws in one room, all empty:( I didn't spot the letter on the table until I looked at the pic at home. I wonder what it said? :D

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    Main electricity Distro, this place had one hefty electricity supply. Was surprised this is in the admin building and not the main factory, would have thought most of the power would have been needed over there!

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    Service tunnel under the building. Behind me, it stretched for the entire length of the building, and was high enough to stand in. If it hadn't been for the obvious presense of asbestos, I would have wondered down there.

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    I called it the walk in safe, but on reflection it's not really secure enough to be a safe as the walls are only normal thickness, and theres air vents between it and the otherside. We'll call it the 'strong room' :D

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    Caveman doing what caveman does.

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    The best bit for me was seeing the lift mechanism, all origenal 1950's engineering, complete with . . .

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    The origenal lift controller. I'm surprised to find this, as many of these were routinely replaced with modern equivalents as they failed. This was working right up to when the factory closed, and they are quite amazing to see in action. Click here to see what I mean. There's no proper electronics involved, it's all clever use of switching relays.

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    Looking back out towards the factory.

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    View from the roof. Sorry it's blurry, it was damn cold up there and I couldn't hold the camera still enough. (Note to self: Bring tripod next time!) (I'll remove this if people think it's too bad.)

    All in all, a top night. :thumb

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    Made a return visit tonite, mainly to show 2 others who weren't with us the first time round. We told ya you should have come! :D

    Wasn't going to add any pics, except there's a few worth adding.

    How did we miss this the first time round;
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    above is the first I've tried lighting with a torch insted of using the flash. Can see why it's sooo much better to do it that way, just takes a long time to setup each shot!

    And a massive filing room with lots of very strange wooden poles, we completely missed it the first time :rolleyes:
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    And because it was dark, and I had my tripod this time, really couldn't resist the enevertable roof shot;
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    Totally un-origenal, but it just had to be done! :D

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