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Report - Powergen Shirley 22/05/2016

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by DdotMC, May 23, 2016.

  1. DdotMC

    DdotMC 28DL Full Member
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    After wanting to get into this building for years and living opposite it years ago for many years it was only right i paid it a visit, also saving a ill pigeon while on there which could no longer walk so my uncle will look after it.

    The main reason i wanted to do this building is for the roof and the climbing of the mast on the roof so there is alot of rood shots more that the attchual building, i will be taking my lift key next as well to go down in the building as i couldn't find any other way down from the first floor. I will be going back there soon...

    PowerGem History:
    All i can find online is stuff about MI5 And MI6 so i have gotten my research from another post on here by Urb 'n' Dub

    The site is the former headquarters of Powergen and lies in a prominent location, set at the busy junction of the Stratford Road (A34) and the Haslucks Green Road and at the entrance to Shirley town centre and to the Borough from Birmingham

    The site, since its vacation by Powergen in 1995, has become somewhat defined by a single planning application made by ASDA Stored Ltd in 1996 for the redevelopment of the site for a large scale food store and associated car parking.
    The Council refused this application citing concerns regarding the impact of such a scheme on the vitality and viability of Shirley town centre, along with other local centres located on the the Stratford Road.

    This site has been a dominant figure of this area in Shirley for as long as I can remember and whilst I hear nothing but bad reports of how this place is an ‘eyesore’ and ‘ugly’, I couldn’t help but admire the size and imposing stature of the site.

    Pictures Of Explore:

    Front Of PowerGen
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    On Entry
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    Walk Round The Corner To This Who Ever Did It Shit Me Up Fair Play, The One Thing I Always Get Paranoid Of Finding When Exploring...
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    Old Yellow Pages
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    Diagrams Of The Building
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    The Bathrooms Were Truly Smashed Up
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    Some One Must Be Up To Something Didn't Help Their Was A Glove Next To It
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    The Ill Pigeon We Found Hoping He Would Lead Us To The Roof
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    Believe This Is How They Cleaned The Windows
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    Roof Shot 1
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    Roof Shot 2
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    Roof Shot 3
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    The Mast
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    Once we was chilling having a quick beer on the roof i looked of the edge of the mast to see the 2 security guards who were looking for us walking across the roof of the car park located to the right from the top of the roof so that told me its time to go, after waiting for them to walk back to there cabin so i could get out of there we named the pigeon we found Funky.

    This place is deffo worth going back to if any of you are interested in linking up to do this don't hesitated to PM me.

    Thanks For Reading Hope You Enjoyed
     
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  2. Ojay

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    Looks like the UFO's were the only things worth seeing :p

    Good effort all the same :thumb
     
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    I had to look twice too lol . :-)
     
  4. paulpowers

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    Doesn't look that bad

    But don't call me Shirley
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    Tried this one a while back with no luck, great that you managed to get in ;)
     
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