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Report - The Pump house, Lots road power station, Chelsea, London - June 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by slayaaaa, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Intro

    I saw this back when i did the main power station building and thought it would be full of something nice to look at, but it wasn't really quite what I expected... Gantry crane was fun though!
    Literally zero information about this online anywhere, no history, no pictures, no signage nothing at all.
    If anyone can help with the history or even what this housed, then please do!
    No one's explored it as far as i know.

    History

    All I can find, or even assume, that this place was an extension when they converted the Lots road power station to 50 Hz generation. I can only assume it's some kind of water pump as the thing has a ridiculous pit dug out of the main hall inside it.
    Obviously you can see from the concrete that this place held some big machinery, My hoping was that it was still there!
    Either way, the gantry was there and that's not too bad, the place is still worth a report I think.

    My visit

    When I first saw the place I already spotted access and to be honest it wasn't rocket science, it was just a matter of climbing some stupid fence in front of the local school kids walking home from school then falling into the building in the most graceful way possible.
    Had a quick run around and re-traced our steps.
    Done, something interesting, enjoy.

    Pictures

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    60's industrial window and a 7.5 tonne crane

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    The hall

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    Fancy a swim?

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    Probably too many pics for what it is, what you gonna do?

    Hope you enjoyed!​
     

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  2. Ojay

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    From when you first described it, I thought it was the Lot's Rd sewage P.S, however it's not
     
  3. FreshFingers

    FreshFingers Choose life, choose tunnels
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    Nothing...I likey :thumb Grab some scuba gear and finish off please :D
     
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    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    I like this a lot :thumb There's some good paint peel there :thumb
     
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    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    aye decent explore that pal nice one
     
  7. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers, :thumb
     
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    I think people have been in there before in search of the tunnel but come up with the same conclusions. As you would expect, its flooded. What i want to know is where did the cables go into the tube grid? Anyone know?
     
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    nice
     
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    Nice one. I was wondering what this building was, usually fencing + barb/razor wire means something fun is on the other side
     
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    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
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    Well done for finding that, i spent a good hour or 2 looking for something like that to no avail!
     
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    yeah, it was quite a read, interesting though.
     
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