TQ5277 : Erith: Manor Way / Slade Green Road

taken 9 years ago, near to Erith, Bexley, Great Britain

Erith: Manor Way / Slade Green Road
Erith: Manor Way / Slade Green Road
These derelict works buildings are at the eastern edge of Erith, at the junction of Manor Way and Slade Green Road, and are typical of several in the area where weeds, brambles and buddleia have now taken hold. The building on the right caught my eye by virtue of the large number of concrete buttresses that support both sides of the structure along its full length. Is this because the building was about to collapse or was it part of the original design that some function undertaken inside the unit could have lead to a potentially calamitous event?

Update December 2011

A correspondent who used to work here in 1988 tells me that "The building with the buttresses at the side is the old GKN Chep pallet factory. This building was the spray shop where the bare wood pallets would be sprayed blue. The container in the foreground is an old paint bin. There is a building next door to this one where the pallets were made."
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TQ5277, 44 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 March, 2008
Category
Industrial site (derelict)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 525 775 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.5547N 0:11.6706E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 525 775
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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