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Lead or Rumour info - Britvic Chelmsford factory closed today

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Apollo, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Apollo

    Apollo 28DL Full Member
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    From BBC News:

    "Soft drinks company Britvic has begun its final day of factory operations in Chelmsford, the city of where it was founded 60 years ago.

    "The factory was built in 1954 and makes soft drinks in cans, glass and plastic bottles. Work will transfer from there to sites in other parts of the UK, Ireland and France.

    "Britvic said it was a 'sad day' and has pledged to do all it can to support the workers who had lost their jobs."
     

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  2. Speed

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    Thanks mate, didnt know that was going, its a good lead!
     
  3. ekto

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    ive been patiently waiting for this one to close watching the forums and this is the first ive seen that someone else has noticed... haha maybe see you down there sometime, they are still operational until may apparently
     
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    Has anyone managed to find out anything else? Quite interested in the place!
     
  5. PhoenixTorch

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    +1 to anyone managing to have a look? Really keen to explore soon if anyone is about!
     
  6. Ben Stannard

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    i had a look about 3-4 weeks ago and had no luck. I know that whatever happens to the place they're keep the Britvix tower as i think Chelmsford Council have listed it.


    I'm thinking of going up there again in the next week to have a look.
     
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    Have been waiting for this one as well. Another great Essex explore to add to the list.
     
  8. PhoenixTorch

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    Anyone fancy a pop at this one night this week or next?
     
  9. slayaaaa

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    I was going to take a look pretty soon, I go past it on my way to work every now and then.
     
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    So, they have security on site 24/7 I think, including a dog unit... Looks like they were expecting some kind of trespassing.
     
  11. Reverber

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    a nice juicy steak might be enough to pacify the dog, hope it likes beef lol
    seriously though, i ordered a quad copter which im gonna mount a live view camera to yesterday, once it gets here i'll have a bit of a reccy as its not far from southend and i have the 6 weeks of summer off (one of the perks working in a school)
     
  12. slayaaaa

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    I'd love to know how that goes!
     
  13. Reverber

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    I will let you know although now there is going to be a slight change to the plan, my mate has decided to invest in a £950 quad-copter with HD live feed / recording, GPS, etc, so I'm going to try and convince him into going and using his quad as it has a battery life of 25 mins and i think he said he can fly it to 1000 feet. As an aside quad copters are awesome fun and if you have a spare £30 quid, I would recommend getting one.
     
  14. UrbanDuck

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    Looking forward to the results of that! The security will only make the explore more fun and possibly easier to get in (my theory being that a total site lock down would be deemed unnecessary given the permanent presence).
     
  15. slayaaaa

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    I have a theory they're guarding equipment or something stored inside until it's moved? Anyway, here are a pic I got from outside the fence:

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    Looks really nice....
     
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