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Report - Fords Stamping Plant – Dagenham – August 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by mockney reject, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. mockney reject

    mockney reject 28DL Regular User
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    The History

    Ford Dagenhamis a majorautomotivefactory located inDagenham,London,United Kingdomoperated by theFord of Britainsubsidiary ofFord Motor Company. The plant opened in 1931 and has produced 10,980,368 cars and over 37,000,000 engines in its history.It covers around 475 acres and has received over £800 million of capital investment since the year 2000.

    Vehicle assembly ceased at the plant in 2002 but it continues as a major production site with capacity to assemble 1.4 million engines a year. In 2008 the plant produced around 1,050,000 engines and was the largest producer of Forddiesel engines globally.It was announced in October 2012 that the stamping plant at Dagenham would close in Summer 2013 with the loss of 1,000 jobs


    The Explore

    Sat indoors bored one night, I decided to have a crack at this place. I grabbed a couple of mates and off we went. Now we knew it had already been stripped, but decided to have a butchers anyways. After all, its only down rhe rod and is an essex icon.

    We parked the car on thr trading estate over the road and headed off the the site. Its huge, I remember going past it with my parents and my grandad loads of times as a kid so some of the views were familiar.

    We clambered over the gate and made out way inside, having a very near miss with a security guy. We spent a few hours in there having a wander round and eventually made our way into the offices that still had an amazing amount of stuff in them. The offices lead to the rof where we sayt and chilled out and snapped a few pictures.

    Again we spotted secca and this time there were three of them and it looked like they knew we were there so we mad out way out and disappeared


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  2. Speed

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    Nice one, even with most of the equipment gone i bet its still a really good mooch. Massive and old fashioned in alot of places too. I like the 'Heavy Dies' sign!

    Don't suppose you had a look at the boilerhouse?
     
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    Thanks

    Such an iconic place.

    Once we saw secca we made a dash to get out so didnt get to see the boiler house
     
  4. Goldie87

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    Good stuff, it's a cool place. Shame about secca, Bet you wouldn't have had any bother if it wasn't for the pir's
     
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