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Report - McEwan's Fountain Brewery, Edinburgh - Feb. 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BenCooper, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. BenCooper

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    The brewery that refuses to die! Reports of this brewery's demise have been going on for years, but it's still here - not for all that much longer, though, they definitely are demolishing it this time :)

    So good to go back for another look. The brewhouse is being dismantled, and quite a bit is screened off for asbestos removal, but there's some nice blue tankage left.

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    For just a place to have fun exploring, McEwan's is hard to beat - lots to climb, lots of staircases and ladders, and lots and lots of tunnels - going under several public roads to different sites. Plus, it has some excellent control rooms:

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    Switchgear rooms:

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    And funky blue tiling:

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    Across the road, demolition is progressing:

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    But there is a second control room:

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    And a third:

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    Lots more from previous explorations in my Flickr set...
     

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