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Report - Fullers Earthworks, Surrey, May 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Paulh90, May 9, 2015.

  1. Paulh90

    Paulh90 28DL Full Member
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    My 2nd expo

    Stolen from Space Invader

    In 1954 the works, by now employing 780 men, were bought by chemical company Laporte Industries. Production was stepped up to meet increasing demand and a large factory consisting of kilns, granulators, blungers, silos and transit systems on several floors was built. A large quarry existed to the east and in the 1970s this strange landscape stood in for various alien worlds in the BBC's Doctor Who series. In the 1980s, the Copyhold site was sending loose earths and packaged cat litter around the world. By 1995, however, due to falling profits it was announced that the company would close 10% of its 100 plants. Copyhold fell victim the following year and the Laporte Group was broken up with the majority share sold to an American private equity firm trading as Rockwood Holdings Inc. After the production lines were switched off, the 119 acre pit was purchased for use as a landfill site by Biffa Waste Services and continues to take waste from across Surrey. The factory was for a while used as a waste transfer station but this too was abandoned at some time in the last four years and the site is now derelict.


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  2. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Not a bad report at all that. Nice one :thumb
     
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    wondered how this one had been faring. was there people out there to catch you still? or have they now gone back to another job?
     
  4. Paulh90

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    Was only there for about 90 mins but very quiet - it was lunchtime though!
     
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