This abandoned gas power plant was commissioned in 1963 as the needs for electricity grew so did their draw on the national grid. Things had to change and a third power plant was introduced in 1980. You can see the chimney of it in the first image. Even with this third plant the site was one of EDFs top 10 customers in the country!
So we leave the previous power plant and try and find access, we get across the river easily via one of the walkways, getting down wasn't quite as easy but we managed it. After a little bit of confusion we mange to get inside. by this time we have about 20 minutes to shoot and get on our way. So yes I returned here too.
So this was a rather popular location for urban tourbussers over the past couple of years. I really don't understand how they couldn't of noticed the huge abandoned site across the river. Respect to the few who made the effort to go and look, the reward was certainly worth it.
Ok, so the control room is cool sadly there was another control room here for the substation that I couldn't gain access to, luckily my friend managed to gain access to it at a later date.
The last entry to the log book here was dated April 2000 and the plant was decommissioned sometime in 2003. Sadly the turbines had been removed long before my visits here.
So on my first visit here I made my way back to England, However my second visit I finally got to see what else this site held in store.
Was it a disappointment? Or was it a pleasant surprise?
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