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Report - GKN Underground tunnels, Smethwick, January 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by TranKmasT, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. TranKmasT

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    A large section of this site as been demolished since I last visited in June 2010. The proposed super hospital "The Midland Metropolitan Hospital" which has now got the go ahead is to be completed by 2016 on this old GKN site at a cost of £370 million.

    The underground tunnels are roughly 2/3rds the size of a footbal pitch in my estimation with about 20 rows of arched corridors intersecting in places. It's quite damp in there with oil bleeding from the walls in certain sections. Visited with Donebythehands.

    Taken from http://blackcountryhistory.org/collections/getrecord/GB146_BS-GKN/



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    Thanks for looking!
     

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