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Ell-Miller98

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Hello fellow Urbexers!

Thought I'd share some images from my visit to the abandoned site of Federal Mogul Camshafts Ltd. Definitely a day well spent!

I actually went twice in one day, mid-day and then late evening in the dark. Both were great! Definitely one for the day time though to get a real sense of the size of the place! I believe the site is 4 Acres?

I don't want to spend too much time writing out a long description as I believe it spoils part of the fun! I will say it's a huge site, one WELL worth exploring :)

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There are what look to be some old admin offices (possibly the Head Office Quarters) that are in pretty poor condition - the place was vandalised some time ago, but still plenty of original features remain. Also beware an unbelievable amount of fly-tipping has occurred out the back of the site... not pretty unfortunately.

We did spot some motion cameras dotted strategically around the site, however I believe these are fake, and just act as a deterrent because we walked in front of them multiple times on both visits and nothing happened for the whole 2 hours we were there! (But do be careful, avoid them if you can - they look quite new... could go live in the near future).

There are then 6 to 8 large warehouses, all empty with the exception of some old machinery, rubbish and mechanical remains. I cannot express how interesting it was to explore this site - it's one of the new(er) sites around - closed in 2007/2008. Lots of graffiti, most of which done with a lot of care and attention! Some great artwork.

Out the back, there is what looks to be some kind of Social Club/Bar. Be warned there is a severe water leak across the whole site. Several burst pipes, some ground is very soggy and uneven!
Inside the Club/Bar was the old stage, bar, upstairs complete with balcony. DO NOT WALK OUT ONTO SOCIAL CLUB ROOF. STANDING WATER HAS SEVERLY WEAKENED THE FELT ROOF. I STOOD ON IT FOR 2 SECONDS AND THE ENTIRE ROOF SAGGED BENEATH MY FEET. VERY NEARLY WENT THROUGH THE CEILING.

There is PLENTY more to see on this site, and it is well worth a visit. Enjoy the photos, if you have any questions or want to know more, post below!

Thanks!
 

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Yorrick

I call bullshit!
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No history of the site? Did you just post this to promote your Youtube channel?
 

Ell-Miller98

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No history of the site? Did you just post this to promote your Youtube channel?
Yep sure, I did all this JUST to promote my YouTube Channel. Well done.

There are enough posts on this Forum about Federal Mogul Camshafts Ltd and it’s history. I was simply sharing my experience and photos.
 

Yorrick

I call bullshit!
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My bad then, just assumed as it was the first thing mentioned :rolleyes:

Agreed that it is a pretty chilled wander though. I remember a few years ago this had the biggest pile of stripped cable ever and thousands of vending cups spread all over one part.
 

Ell-Miller98

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Yeah! I walked through the room with 100000 plastic cups! They are still there, absolutely everywhere. Made a very satisfying crunch underfoot :p. Still a big bundle of cables in the corner of one of the Warehouses. Sounds like it hasn’t changed much at all, apart from it being a graffiti hotspot
 

Mike5

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Went in end of April and within 40 minutes security turned up . As we were escorted off site I was told we were see on their security cameras :-(
 

Scoobysrt

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Have the photos been removed? No attachments showing on my phone browser.
Federal mogul has just sold up for 6.5billion. Their brake linings factory is in my home town and the day after it closes I'll be in there.
 

babes2010

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Have the photos been removed? No attachments showing on my phone browser.
Federal mogul has just sold up for 6.5billion. Their brake linings factory is in my home town and the day after it closes I'll be in there.
So the site has now been sold then ?
 

Scoobysrt

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No bud, its the whole buisness that has sold to an overseas company. It's only a matter of time before they move production and testing out of the UK. I can't see them keeping any UK sites running, as far as I've been told there's no clause in the sale saying they will stay on our shores.
It is of course only speculation but with most of the brake linings site now houses it sort of seems inevitable that site will go.
 

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