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Report - Uniqema Chemical Works, Bromborough - November 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BrainL, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. BrainL

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    The Explore
    After visiting Lostock power station this was actually a really relaxed explore with lots of different types of building to look around, theres warehouses, offices, workshops and a huge industrial area at the back.

    The History
    Originally owned by Price's Patent Candle Company. In 1853, Palm oil was brought into Liverpool and so the company needed a site to use the palm oil closer to Liverpool than taking it to London by boat. The company build what is now Bromborough Pool village and opened a new factory in Bromborough. The site employed around 115 people and was part of the Uniqema acquisition in 2006.

    In 2008, the business had a turnover of £45.3m and made a £2.1m operating profit. This was flattered by favourable glycerine pricing and the site made a loss in the final quarter of 2008 which has worsened into 2009, this poor performance eventually lead to the closure of the site.

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  2. Bolts

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    Some nice stuff here! Liking the shot that's looking over the site, number 8
     
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    Bloody good site that mate. Love picture 6.
     
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    What no Metal Fairies :(

    Nicely shot mate :thumb

    Wish i"d visited a long time ago now, although it"s still worth a visit ;)
     
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    Thanks Acid, yeah there have been loads of metal fairies in there. Noticed some reports from a few months back and there's a huge difference now we're they have ripped all the ceilings out and floors up to get the cables out. Still plenty left for them though!!
     
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    Enjoyed this, nice one
     
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    Some good pictures mate, I really like the reflective windows shot :thumb
     
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    Nice report fella.... great snaps :thumb
    Still worth a visit ;)
     
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