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Report - Alcan Workington August 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by The Stig, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. The Stig

    The Stig Urbex = Nosey Bastard
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    After starting to work more and more in the northern lake district are, I was passing this place more and more, at first yes there was security on site but as time over the last 12 months I noticed more and more windows getting broken, more rubbish being dumped outside the main entrance, thought it was time to make a early morning visit to the site. Myself and Auntie Knickers made the early morning trip over to the and after a walk around we found entrance, which was made by the cooper thieves, and as per usual they have left the usual mess to troll though.

    Alcan High Duty Alloys Extrusions. The factory opened in 1940. It was the first factory on the Lillyhall Industrial Estate. The people make Aluminium Alloy Extrusions. There are 598 Men and 48 Women. The goods are sold world wide. The average wage is about £150 per week. There are 4 shifts morning afternoon nights and days. Workington plant at Lillyhall produces stringers and bars for the aerospace and engineering markets, also they make parts for the space shuttle and Concorde.

    In 2003 Alcan enquired Pechiney which in turn the site was rename to Alcan Pechiney Alloys factory halved its workforce between 2000 and 2003 and was bought out by Alcan in 2003.

    Production from Workington moved to Alcan’s facilities in Issoire and Montreuil- Juigné in France.Workington has stopped production at the end of June 2007 and it closed the site with the loss of 161 jobs, finally in early 2008.


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  2. stranton

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    nice photographs, :thumb
    the workshops remind me of those at Able UK.
     
  3. The Stig

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    Cheers mate, definitely worth the trip across over and seeing. Another company has bought the site (not housing for a change) last year (that's when security I think was pulled off) but I'm not to sure if the whole site or part of the site will be demo'ed
     
  4. UrbanZ

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    good report, nice pics too mate :thumb
     
  5. dave

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    Good effort was there recently its a much bigger site than you think. Did you get into the records room btw.
     
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