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Report - Marconi Radar Systems, Leicester - 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Goldie87, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Goldie87

    Goldie87 28DL Regular User
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    The New Parks site in Leicester was originally opened by AEI Electronics in the 1950's, operating along with another site on Blackbird Road. In November 1967 AEI was taken over by GEC, then in 1969 it became Marconi Radar Systems. The markets covered at this time were: systems for ground based air defence and missiles, air traffic control, naval surveillance and weapons, electronic control systems for all defence applications, and simulation and instrumentation. Closure of the site was announced in 2010, meaning almost 300 people would loose their jobs. The reasons for the closure included the government's decision to award the next generation of armoured vehicles to the UK subsidiary of US company, General Dynamics.

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  2. Schloff

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    Is this place still intact?
     
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    The building is still there, but it doesn't look very empty.
     
  4. Dempsey

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    oep 220, get it in your diff's and the boys.
     
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    its back in use now @Goldie87 will tell you more
     
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    Babcock own it now I think, they spent ages doing the place up.
     
  7. Schloff

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    Cheers!
     
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