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Lead or Rumour info - British Sugar, Nottingham

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by crusader, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. crusader

    crusader 28DL New Member
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    There is a derelict British Sugar factory located in Colwick, next to the river Trent. Me and a friend explored it recently and it is sadly in poor condition, and appears to be undergoing demolition/ reconversion :(
    Has anyone explored this place, or heard of it.
     

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  2. Speed

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    Thats interesting, the Nottingham site closed way back in 1981!!?

    Can you be more specific on location and whats attualy there?
     
  3. crusader

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    It is located in an industrial estate (I believe Colwick Industrial Estate) next to the trent.
    Here is a link: (please note the chimney was demolished recently)
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Not...941&sspn=11.592276,28.081055&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=19

    At the top floor, there is still some old machinery left behind and covered in the ubiquitous layer of pigeon crap. The first floor has little left to see, except the old sugar chutes looking down from the top floor. The ground floor is being used for storage of trade waste.
     
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    Thanks for the info, i never realised anything remained of this one.
     
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    ahhhh that place! Random luck to see if on here! I spotted it a few years ago while marshalling the Robin Hood marathon. Thought it looked pretty good but never got round to it. The chimney was still in place then (which was kinda how I spotted it).

    Shame there are no pictures as would be interesting to see what its like.

    There is another place I spotted while out with my girlfriend further along the river near by too. (she was a tad confused as to why I was taking pics of old buildings). I'll see if I can find the pics/location
     
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    ah this is the fella

    Judging by the chap in the white suit and the warning signs maybe it isn't the safest of places to go though... :(
     
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    crusader 28DL New Member
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    That is the british waterways buildings, an entirely different site. You are right, British Sugar was very unsafe when I had a look around during September of last year.
     
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    yeh yeh realise its another site

    just sayings its another i spotted in the vague vicinity

    didnt know what it was called though so thanks for that! Time to have a search ;)
     
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    Some photos a few months old. Not really full report worthy, I didn't think there was much left.

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