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Report - MG Rover Longbridge Sept 16

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Nate, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Nate

    Nate UrbexN8
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    This is my first report on here so hopefully you will like the photos.

    HISTORY
    Opened in 1905, by the late 1960s Longbridge employed around 25,000 workers. A wide variety of products have been produced at the site during its history, although the core product has been cars, most notably the Original 2 door Mini. During the Second World War the main plant produced munitions and tank parts, while the nearby East Works of Austin Aero Ltd at Cofton Hacket produced several types of aeroplane such as the Short stirling and the Hawker Hurricane.

    Originally a printing factory built on green fields the site has had a variety of private owners, as well as a period of state ownership. Since the collapse of MG Rover in 2005 part of the site has been redeveloped for commercial and residential usage. The remaining 69 acres of the site are owned by SAIC.

    THE EXPLORE
    This explore happened by chance really. We originally set out back a few months ago to find the entrance to the Longbridge Tunnels .

    We were astounded by what we seen as we thought the plant been emptied of everything that was related to the old Rover MG's, How wrong was we!
    With this in mind we were determined to come back and get some daylight shots of what we found and we finally did.

    Inside this place is still just like they had upped and left. Offices had been trashed by the employees no doubt after the sad news but the production line is still pristine as far as a production line goes.
    Bodies still litter the line, tools left on tables and benches, even machinery with alarms going off all over the place.

    We spent a good 6 hours in here but finally got caught on our way out, albeit very openly walking around as we were happy with the time we got inside so was not too bothered if we got caught.

    Here are some shots and hope it adds to the history as i know many people have been here many years ago but not seen anything since they have reopened for business.

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    Thanks for looking :)
     

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  2. clebby

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    Fantastic. Had no idea anything like this was still here.
     
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    This all started in November 2005 and there are cars still in there, unreal.

    Nice work, and thanks for posting.
     
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    The offices have just been turned over by everyone mate, I think everything was left fairly neat by the employees.
     
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  5. Nate

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    I was told the employees had raided the vending machines and offices but yeah you may well be right.
     
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    Hard to belive thats a first report - fantastic all round bud
     
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    Great stuff I like the cars still on the production line :thumb
     
  8. Speed

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    Thanks for the report mate.
     
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    Couldn't believe they were in one piece! That typewriter though, how about that hahaha
     
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    you know when you get that urge to go somewhere regardless of any other responsibilities you have?
     
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    That is epic. Fantastic report.
     
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    Great work, glad you had such success. Thought that would have been empty by now.
     
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    Lovely that, really nice photos
     
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    Nice work mate
    Cracking photos too
    Best thing for a while
     
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