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Report - GKN Factory & Tunnels - Birmingham, Smethwick - 2020


MrUnknown

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So, me and my friend went to the old GKN Factory & Tunnels yesterday. The whole of the right is abandoned but only a small section is accessible (Basically 1 room that didn't have a whole lot in it) The rest has been blocked off. On the left side where the GKN Tunnels are meant to be is under new management of a furniture company! We tried to get there through the canal and climbing over some barbed wire and we succeeded. After looking for an entrance and looking through windows we saw it was being used for storage and that their was work vans with the company name around the back. We went walking around and security asked us to leave and seemed angry. We brought up the photos of the inside and the tunnels and he laughed and said no problem just don't come again becuase its in use now. Quite a disappointing trip. ngl. GKN used to be an amazing spot by the looks of it and when looking for confirmation if it's still abandoned i couldn't find any 100% proof. So long story short the legendary GKN Tunnels & Factory is no longer accessible. The tunnels are completely gone and their are 24/hr security and nothing to see on the inside apart from boxes. :/
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Sorry for a dull first review but tomorrows should be better!
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mookster

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Looks like you're on the wrong side of the road. The tunnels and the rest of the abandoned stuff is on the southern side of the road, the buildings on the northern side are all active.
 

MrUnknown

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This is all now under new management. All entrances blocked off, all tunnels are covered. There are boxes upon boxes in there.
24/7 security and vans parked around the back
 

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MrUnknown

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Looks sick heard there was security though
The hospital has security but can't really do fuck all. It's the security at the old GKN Building, either way it is not abandoned anymore. its in use so its pretty much completely out of bounds
 

mookster

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The hospital has security but can't really do fuck all. It's the security at the old GKN Building, either way it is not abandoned anymore. its in use so its pretty much completely out of bounds
Just go on a Sunday and get onto the correct side of the place, you'll be sorted.
 

MrUnknown

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Just go on a Sunday and get onto the correct side of the place, you'll be sorted.
yesterday was sunday, bro. its not accessible and its under ownership. it is not abandoned anymore. Somebody. owns. it. and. is. using. it.
 

mookster

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yesterday was sunday, bro. its not accessible and its under ownership. it is not abandoned anymore. Somebody. owns. it. and. is. using. it.
The tunnels are still abandoned, I saw some photos of them fairly recently. They wouldn't be able to store anything in them or use them for any purpose because water pours into them whenever it rains, and they are filled with oil and other nasty pollutants.
 

MrUnknown

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you can't get to the tunnels. There's no way to get into the actually building let alone the tunnels bro.. The bridge connecting the 2 sides together is blocked off completely. ~We spend 5 hours trying to find a way in every entrance. climbing etc. it's impossible. Sorry to say it
 

WurbanM

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The tunnels are still abandoned, I saw some photos of them fairly recently. They wouldn't be able to store anything in them or use them for any purpose because water pours into them whenever it rains, and they are filled with oil and other nasty pollutants.
Obviously not accessible anymore
 

Speed

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The furniture guys have been there for years. Nothing has changed that side. There are air raid shelters in the bank at the back of the site but no tunnels under the building.

The bit people refer to as GKN tunnels or the shadow factory is actually neither tunnels or a shadow factory really, it is simply the basement level of the works on the other side of the road. (The bit they are now using as a yard for the hospital works.) I would hazard a guess they are still accessible as none of the actual buildings are occupied on that side. They just use the yard and have access through the old gates and have made it a bit harder to get in than it used to be.

Hardly really worth it tbh. It's a fetid hole and we've emptied it of anything half interesting 10 years ago.
 

Bikin Glynn

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To answer all of the above...
 

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