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Report - LDV Group Ltd, Birmingham Pressings - July 2009

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Adders, Jul 18, 2009.

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    LDV Group Ltd, Birmingham - July 2009

    This is one hell of a place, a truly epic site. Although possibly the most nerve-racking experience so far, with loud noises coming from everywhere. After getting in to the press works all manner of bangs were coming from the far side, which I assumed to be security closing in. Turned out it was a mixture of cargo doors in the wind, and seagulls on the roof. I took this trip on my own, and after waiting for the sun to rise enough to light the machinery I started wandering around.

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    The press shop (R Block) from the central courtyard.

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    BEASTS. You can't appreciate the size of these things until you're standing underneath it.

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    This makes the pressing machinery look tiny, it's just a massive building. Pressing molds are stacked up everywhere, all over the works.

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    It's just like the plant's shut for the weekend, and the workers are due back 8am Monday morning.

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    Next was the Maxus vehicle assembly hall (F Block), full of everything you need to make your own van.

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    Next was on to J Block, which houses Water testing, and repair bays amongst other unknown things.

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    Layout designs of commercial vehicles.

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    There were hundreds of decals and stickers on these benchs.

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    A functional and mechanical testing ramp.

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    Heat lamps.

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    There are vans EVERYWHERE.

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    I paid one last visit to the Press shop to see if the light had improved from earlier, and to get a few more shots as they're addictive.

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    There's still SO much more to see, more visits are definitely in order.
     
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