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Report - Water Research Centre - Marlow - February 2012

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by ontour, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. ontour

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    Greetings from ontour,
    As far as we are aware, there haven’t been any reports on 28DL about this site.
    We have been exploring this place for a while now so we decided to do a report on it.

    Some vague history…
    1927 The Water Pollution Research Board (WPRB) began work in the UK.
    1940 The Water Pollution Research Laboratory (WPRL) was set up in the UK. During the Second World War, varied research projects included effluent problems of munitions plants and development of a field kit for RAF life rafts that rendered seawater drinkable.
    1961 WRA moves to its headquarters in Medmenham.
    1999 WRc-NSF formed as a joint venture between WRc plc and NSF International encompassing the Laboratories at Medmenham and the Evaluation and Testing Centre in Oakdale.
    2004 Testing of materials for water contact moved from Medmenham to the Evaluation and Testing Centre in Oakdale, creating a single laboratory for all testing of water fittings.
    2006 The Chemical analysis and Consultancy Groups move from Medmenham to new laboratories in Reading.

    There are vivid traces of ‘pykies’and ‘chavs ‘due to large areas of buildings burnt out.
    The roofs are easily accessible through fire escapes and ladders, so we spent a long time up there messing around and chilling on the edge catching some rays.
    The security seems to fluctuate every time we go. One time after getting in the cars for a swift get-away, the security company van stopped right in front of us but didn’t notice us as explorers. Yet, our most recent visit was easy as there was no sign of security.
    Enjoy the pictures.


    A couple of the outside
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    Corridors
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    Fire damage
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    Main hall
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    Some of the labs
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    Could be modern art
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    Rooftop madness
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    Breakin the rules
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    We are ontour
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    Hope you enjoyed the pictures,
    ontour
     

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