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Report - North London Mail Centre, Islington - September - December 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by The_Raw, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    The North London Mail Centre was established in 1904

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    Sager bought the 500,000 sq ft North London Mail Centre for £30m in 2003. The site is now a £370million development called the 'Islington Square Project' providing nearly 43,000 square feet of green space across rooftops in the heart of Islington. The Islington Square project will become a luxury complex of 356 homes alongside shops, cafés, restaurants, offices, a health club and a cinema.

    Model of how it will look when completed
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    I visited here 3 times in as many months with a few different people, skeleton key, adders, monkey and gabe if I remember rightly. We went up the crane twice, up on the roof of the main building, and down into the bowels of the construction site. It's a big playground with a few things to do. The main building although completely stripped out looks as though it will have it's exterior retained. The site is also home to a live royal mail depot so there is always some activity down below. Here's a few pics from all over the site.

    The centre of the main building
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    Struggling to find a way up to the roof...
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    The rooftop which will be turned into 'green space'
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    Looking down at the live mail depot
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    The other half of the site
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    SK deep in thought
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    SK taking a pew.... :D
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    Thanks for looking :thumb
     

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  2. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Nice one mate, looks really good! Nice crane :)
     
  3. The Kwan

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    Holy feckin bejeezus man, thats a perch not a pew :) I would like to see the roof when it is finished. Thanks for posting it up! Lovely images.
     
  4. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones as per mate :thumb

    I"d wondered what this was,as i viewed your Flickr feed.....now i know :)
     
  5. The_Raw

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    Cheers, would like to see the green roof too, interesting concept they've got there. Might wanna be popped into high stuff this actually, just realised 80% of the shots are from up above :D
     
  6. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Nice work as usual mate. Liking that shot looking down the crane.
     
  7. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Jeez why didn't we see this earlier! Some kind of epic post mill!
     
  8. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Nice selection of shots that mate :thumb beer can explore ftw
     
  9. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    That's a bit of a belter! Nice one guys :thumb
     
  10. The_Raw

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    Cheers lads

    It's only been derelict for 10 years mate, give us a chance! :D
     
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    Very nice dude. Liking the look of that green space once it's finished
     
  12. Gabe

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    "Are you that bloke from the tv?"
     
  13. tweek

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    Looks like you lot have been enjoying yourself recently. Keeping busy, staying keen. Nice to see.
     
  14. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    Thank you all muchly
    Yes mate, loving it loving it loving it :D
     
  15. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Nice work as usual mate
     
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