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Report - Stanley Tools, Sheffield, May 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Urbex13, May 7, 2012.

  1. Urbex13

    Urbex13 28DL Full Member
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    The History

    The former Stanley Tools factory began as the Industry Works of James Arscott Chapman, listed in Goodman's Guide as a toolmaker and metal plane maker. The site was acquired by The Stanley Works in 1937.

    In 2008 Stanley consolidated this site with their sites in Ecclesfield and Hellaby to form a single factory on the Hellaby site.

    Increasingly large parts of the 3.7 Acre facility are currently in use as a venue for airsoft, while the property itself remains on the market with Right Move stating that they "... understand the site currently has PLANNING PERMISSION for 179 units being a mixture of flats and houses."

    I visited the site twice for these pictures, once with a fellow Sheffield explorer. A return is probably in order to recapture some of the views from the rooftops, which, while spectacular, were somewhat dampened by the thick cloud.

    The Pictures

    A panorama of the majority of the buildings, admin on the left and the factory buildings to the right:
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    The famous map, ironically missing Britain itself:
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    There are some serious water issues throughout the place, with puddles across a lot of the floors:
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    Just in case you really hate Denmark or South Africa:
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    Some of the sheets used as cover by the airsofters:
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    Some of the space that hasn't been used:
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    Including this nice desk and tonnes of original paperwork:
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    The infirmary which looks as though it has been mocked up as a set for a horror movie:
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    Some evidence of the more laid back side of things:
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    The lowest of the factory floors, with puddles allowing for some nice reflections:
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    Some of a large number of toolboxes and other random components that had been left:
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    Obligatory peeling paint shot in the bathroom. Not too inviting:
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    Some of the graffiti is pretty special:
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    As is the view from the roof:
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    Thanks for looking, constructive criticism in welcome :)​
     

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    Cheers guys :)

    A few more examples of the graffiti:

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    Thanks everyone :thumb. Just wanted to add these as they won't make for a new report by themselves, the clouds broke for the first time in what seemed like weeks:


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    Hope you like!
     
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