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Report - Thames Steel. Sheerness, Kent - February 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by norfolkexplorer, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. norfolkexplorer

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    When the Steel mill closed in 2012 I knew there and then that I wanted to get inside it and check it out. But little did I know that due to my lazy ass and work schedule it would be 2 years later when I would walk in the door and my jaw would drop on the floor in pure amazement of the scale of the site. How had I managed to neglect this big industrial monster that was only a short drive away from Norfolk. So nice one to Wevsky for the map 2 years ago lol

    When we were walking around it was just amazing that the amount of dust was there,the wind was howling through the site and the sun beaming in through every available nook and cranny creating some of the best light beams I have ever seen. After around 4 hours of covering half of the ground floor and the 1stfloor we decided that we would head off to our second location and make sure that we came back soon for a re-visit.

    History
    In January 2012 the site all of a sudden shut with the loss of 350 Jobs. The site had previously been sold to Al-Tuwairqi Group (ATG) in 2002 when its previous owners went into liquidation. But obviously things did not improve.
    There are now rumours in the local press that part of the site could open as a rolling mill by the summer of 2015 creating 120 jobs.


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  2. WildBoyz

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    Nice report. Some excellent shots. Looks awesome in there :thumb
     
  3. Boomstick84

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    Stunning shots mate with some beautiful lighting.

    Liking those alot :thumb
     
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    Good to see more people having a go at this place, nice snaps :thumb
     
  5. ACID- REFLUX

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    very nicely done mate :thumb looks an amazing place

    Have to put it on the to-do list with all the rest :)

    Surprised the Wakey gypsies haven"t been down lol
     
  6. norfolkexplorer

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    Cheers. It was one of those sod it lets get down there and check it out days.. Well worth it, even though we had to settle for Burger King instead of Mcdonalds on the way to the next explore
     
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    Lovely stuff.

    Some reports make me feel a bit meh about this place whilst others make it look epic. I'm pleased to say that yours falls into the latter category :thumb
     
  8. Seffy

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    Not seen this for a while! Lavely job pal, I have to agree with Clebby about how your photos make it look rather good :)
     
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    looks top this mate!

    :eek: Burger king is a treat!
     
  10. norfolkexplorer

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    Cheers.. It is a delight when you walk into it for sure. Just hope I do make it down again soon as there is plenty more to see... And yep Burger King or MCdonalds are a treat I guess
     
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    Industrial. desolate. massive. perfect!:thumb
     
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    Excellent set of shots of one of my favourite places! If you're ever heading here again, give me a shout! The light beam shot is fantastic... nice work, sir!

    u>.<n
     
  13. norfolkexplorer

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    Cheers.... I will be and will do buddy

     
  14. norfolkexplorer

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    Anybody else visit this place this weekend then
     
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    Me and a buddy of mine are there this weekend. We stayed at a hotel last night but we went there at about 2 this morning just to see how we get in and what we are getting into. This place is HUGE. Theres no way you will cover it all in one day. Theres only 1 security bloke for the whole site and lets just say, he wont be chasing anyone haha definately worth going to.
     
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