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Report - ThyssenKrupp Office Building & Industrial Site - Leeds - March 2020


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ThyssenKrupp Office Building & Industrial Site - Leeds, England
- March 2020


HISTORY
ThyssenKrupp Woodhead Ltd were the last occupants of an industrial site they used as a coil spring factory, located on Kirkstall Road in Leeds, very close to the viaduct. Before them it was Jonas Woodhead and Sons Ironworks up until ThyssenKrupp acquired the site in 1999. The company, which specialises in springs for the automotive industry, had been manufacturing at the West Yorkshire site since 1999 and in 2015, the site had 93 staff employed.
On boxing day 2015, an enormous and unrelenting downpour hit Leeds and caused the River Aire rise from 0.9m to 2.95m. The overflow resulted in damage to 3,355 properties in Leeds, 672 of which were businesses. ThyssenKrupp was submerged in around 4ft of murky water, which caused extensive damage to the site.
After the floods, the company said it had been unable to reopen, with the risk of future floods leaving the site "permanently exposed". Due to the severe damage to the production equipment and the ongoing flood risk, ThyssenKrupp decided to cease operations at the Leeds Site.
Prospect Estates now own the former ThyssenKrupp Industrial Site as well as the adjacent three-storey derelict office building. They have plans in place to convert it into a residential property, providing 43 residential units and ground floor commercial space.
As of 2020, some demolition work has been done, but the project, is seems, hasn't fully gotten off the ground yet.


EXPLORE
Phone is stating that its a toasty zero degrees and i forgot my gloves.. What better conditions for an early morning explore!
After shimmying underneath a fence and getting my jacket filthy, I soon realised there was infact a much simpler access point. Not the best of starts!
The explore was pretty cool and interesting. The site is very run down and is covered in grafitti, with a few bonus dead pigeons laying about.
I can't see this becoming anything residential in the near future, it's knackered.
Its surprising to me that anyone would even want to do work on this place, with the risk and susceptibility to flooding.

Didn't see this on here so thought I'd post it.
Thanks for looking.

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tigger

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Oddly enough I've been reading a Krupp sales brochure this morning. Bucket Wheel Reclaimers not springs though.

Decent report and I know these might be lean times but it really doesn't justify that many photos.
 

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