NS2374 : Former IBM campus in Spango Valley

taken 8 months ago, near to Chrisswell, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Former IBM campus in Spango Valley
Former IBM campus in Spango Valley
Office Block 2 (OB2) has finally fallen victim to the vandals who appear to have had free rein over the site since IBM pulled out in early 2016 following a 61 year presence here.

Built in 1977, OB2 was home to the IBM Finance and IS (IT) departments for most of its working life. It stands separately from most of the other buildings in the main cluster on the campus, but is connected to them by an underground tunnel. It was possible to walk around 1500m from here to the extreme end of Module 5 NS2273 : Modules 4 & 5 without going outdoors.

Demolition of all the buildings on site is in progress or is scheduled. Inverclyde Councilís preferred option for the redevelopment of the 56 hectare site is to earmark half of the land for housing, around a third for business and industrial uses and the rest for recreation, leisure, tourism and neighbourhood retail.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 16 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Demolition Site 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2332 7443 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8227N 4:49.7826W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2331 7440
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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