Report - Thamesteel - Sheerness - April 2015

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Obsessed with BS7671
Regular User
Aug 6, 2008
This is a fantastic site and I would urge anyone to get there before it's gone. Easily the most intact industrial site I've seen since Pyestock and pretty vast at that. We spent a good few hours wondering the site and I would think I could go again for another good few hours and come away with a totally different set of pictures.

Thamesteel closed around 2012 after collapsing into administration. It was previously a foundry and rolling mill and had been established around 1972. Some of the site looks to have contained some of the original plant along with primitive, electro-mechanical control rooms but other areas looked more modern with closed circuit process monitoring tv and computers in the control rooms. There has been some talk about re-opening the site and, although the place looks like the workers have just downed tools and gone for a fag, I would have to say it looks just this side of too far gone to be economical to reinstate. In one area there had also been a huge roof collapse that looks to me to be very expensive to sort out.














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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Oct 19, 2013
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Nicely done mate :thumb

As you say it"s certainly an impressive place (UK) and a B@stard to try and light paint ;)

The area where the roof collapse happened is where i was stood taking pics 10 minutes before the gales i had that day brought the roof down. Sounded like a 500LB bomb going off . And had to stick the mask back on for the dust cloud. Secca never even walked down to see what had happened WTF?

It was that bad the Overhead crane gantries were moving with the wind so it"s no surprise something failed .
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