2012

SP1290 : Fort Dunlop, Erdington

taken 11 years ago, near to Tyburn, Birmingham, England

Fort Dunlop, Erdington
Fort Dunlop, Erdington
The Fort Dunlop factory was built in 1916 as the original tyre factory and main office of Dunlop Rubber. At one time it was the world's largest factory, employing 3,200 workers. In the 1970s it was still the largest tyre factory outside the United States, however, the increased number of foreign cars imported into Britain led to a decline in demand and, when the company was sold in the 1980s, large-scale tyre production ceased at Fort Dunlop.

The development company Urban Splash acquired the building in 1999 and the building, derelict for twenty years (with the exterior used as advertising space), has been redeveloped into an office and retail space with an adjoining Travelodge hotel. Work on the redevelopment commenced in December 2004.

Fort Dunlop is a Grade A locally listed building.

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Geographical Context: Suburb, Urban fringe Industry other tags: Dunlop Tyre Factory Hotel Urban Splash Urban Redevelopment Urban Regeneration Grade A Listed Building Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Dunlop Tyres [7] · Travelodge [7] · Building has been Redeveloped into an Office [4] ·
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SP1290, 76 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 17 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 January, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1286 9021 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:30.5780N 1:48.7170W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1280 9005
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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