1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

28DL and UE in the News Telegraph - 12/11/05

Discussion in '28DL and Urban Exploring in the News...' started by Oxygen Thief, Feb 21, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Oxygen Thief

    Oxygen Thief Admin
    Staff Member Admin

    Oct 17, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Home Page:
    Rover’s boulevard of broken dreams

    By Christopher Hope
    Last Updated: 12:08am GMT 12/11/2005

    What a difference 12 months makes. This time last year, the Longbridge car plant in Birmingham was producing over 300 MG and Rover cars a day, as its owners talked excitedly about a long mooted joint venture with China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.

    Now the Longbridge factory is a shadow of its former self. The deal with Shanghai never came off, MG Rover went bust and the vast halls now lie empty after 100 years of car making.

    Some images, posted on a website last week, bear testament to the drama in May when car making suddenly halted as the money ran out. The shells of half-built Rover 75s sit on a production line, while a crate of Rover tools is discarded on the factory floor.

    Elsewhere, Chinese writing on MG Rover notepaper has been pinned to a car door, a reminder MG Rover's future is in the hands of Shanghai's rival Nanjing Automotive, which bought the site (but not the land) for £53m in late-July.

    The run-down state of the car plant illustrates the level of investment required if Nanjing is going to succeed with its plans to hire 1,200 staff and start making 100,000 cars a year again.

    Nanjing said this week it will try its best "to resume production at the beginning of 2007".

    Forty security guards patrol the 300-acre site. Sources said Nanjing's executives were likely to be "concerned" about the apparent security lapse.

    Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2005/11/12/cnrov12.xml

    Stolen picture gallery: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Sli...005/11/12/longbridge/upixrover.xml&site=money

    Archive pdf - http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/downloads/pdf/telegraph.pdf

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.


Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in