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Report - Sandford Mill - Chemical Filter Building - Essex - January 2017


Supersonic

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History

Cheers to @slayaaaa for the history on this place :thumb. I don't usually 'borrow' other peoples history but there isn't much.

'The building is the chemical filter building, it was used to filter the water and clean it for the Chelmsford waterworks site. Inside it housed the tanks and equipment to do this, laboratories to check and maintain everything and also the quality inspection/testing section where they would test the water to make sure it was fit for purpose.
Workers would use chemicals to correct/clean the water, large tanks inside the building were used to apply these chemicals to the water and mix them. The tanks are very big and I could only assume the noise would have been quite impressive.
The buildings houses a striking late art deco style, both inside and out and was built in 1956 as the site expanded and needed more room to do what it needed to do.
By 1984 Langford waterworks had been constructed and took over Chelmsford waterworks's job and closed it down. The council then set up Sandford mill museum.'


Today

The site has been sitting derelict for a few decades now and is it really good condition, apart from the odd bit of flaky paint and a few bits of smashed glass.

The building sits on the site of a museum and it's a shame this building hasn't been made part of that museum. Maybe because there is a few nasty chemicals still knocking about in there? who knows.

The Explore

Visited this twice, both at night. I had planned to hit this building during the day but there was about 5-6 cars parked outside and people walking around so thought it might be better when they go. So we came back later that night, hopped in the site and walked over to the building. Within about 5 mins we were in and was ready to get some snaps.

Was a nice chilled explore, was interesting to go and look at 40 year old history. This place had a few nice machines and dials. I like dials.

Explored with @slayaaaa, @mrstewie, @WildBoyz & @DRZ_Explorer.

Pictures aren't the best, as much as i love my LED lenser, it's sometimes so bloody bright and over exposes the pictures!

Enjoy :thumb

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Dave563

Some things are best left untouched!
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Nice pics mate, always nice to see a place in good condition without all the vandalism.
 

SpoilersPond

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Im going to give this one a crack soon, i'll let you know how it goes x
 

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