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Report - Bramley-Moore Pumphouse (Liverpool, Sept, 2017)

urbanchemist

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One of the few remaining hydraulic towers in the Mersey docks, the others I am aware of being Langton, Stanley and the huge one in Birkenhead. Built in 1883, its on a triangular plot with a smaller structure next to the main tower, the former built on top of what was presumably the main engine house. Situated in a working sand storage facility (Mersey Sands/Cemex, but land probably owned by Peel) it is 'not accessible to the public'.

Dropped by on the way back from work to find that the Cemex guy was knocking off early as well (probably to the gym by the look of him) so lurked for a while then hopped over for a look. There are a couple of (avoidable) security cameras.

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Circled, looking for a way in....

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Nothing obvious for the main tower apart from the first floor window (too many people around for that). Round the back:

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Nope, round again..


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Nope, round again - window display in passing:

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So ground floor pretty well sealed. Poked the camera through a window to see what's inside - not much, and apparently several decades worth of pigeon poo on the floor:

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So headed up the outside stairs:

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..to the roof garden - whole little microenvironment up here and rather a nice spot, pretty well hidden from the surroundings. Views of the main tower:

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Sniffed the flowers etc. then headed over to the other building:

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Not a huge amount to see in here, but some nice views. West, across the Mersey:

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South, renovation of the tobacco warehouse still in progress, Victoria tower out of shot to the right.


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And that's it. Disappointed not to have got into the main tower - there may have been an entrance inside the ground floor, but I wasn't really dressed for squeezing through a poo-encrusted window.
 
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