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Report - Nestle Purina, Barrhead, Oct 2008

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BenCooper, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. BenCooper

    BenCooper Mr Boombastic
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    The problem with GPS is that you need to put the right data in - I put in the address I found for this place, drove over there, and found lots of new flats. But I'd spotted an empty factory nearby which looked worth a go - it was only once I got inside that I realised that this was the place I was looking for :)

    The Nestle Purina factory in Barrhead, near Glasgow, made pet food - with a brief break to make baby food. The 200 employees were laid off in 2004, when Nestle decided that the factory was uneconomic.

    First into the big storage warehouse:


    A rather odd sign:


    Impressive colour coding in the compressor house - no red, green or blue here, someone wanted to be an artist:


    And some good big compressors (or pumps?):


    In a completely darkened room, someone had been relaxing:


    The boardroom had a lovely parquet floor:


    A bunch of training rooms:


    A quite ironic sign in the foyer:


    The factory floor:


    The fire safe in a burnt-out office:


    Up on the roof:


    And the factory from the outside:


    There are plans to build 160 houses and some shops on the site, but no sign of anything happening yet.

    More pictures in my Flickr set...

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