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mrsam

Boots Airdrie

Howdy All
Went with a friend to the Boots Factory in Airdrie
The factory closed in the early 00's as a 'cost cutting' measure by the company when it moved production overseas.
At the time the main factory buildings were demolished, but the listed stone clad office block remained.
The planned housing development has stalled and the once secured office block has been got at by neds and the weather.
Insde the offices range from burned out to habitable with junk on the floor.

I dedicate this thread to any former workers who remember the good times.


Gate house


The office block frontage (note the boots logo)


Inside


Safe


Standards office memo




The main stairs


Boots Contract management


The main office (I think)



Any information on the site is welcome.
My friend did know what the different offices were but it ment nothing to me and so I have forgotten.

Mr Sam
ChasR

At the top and bottom of the stairs in the main building they had a Risk Assessment on the Risks involved in going up and down stairs with the measures required to carry out the task safely. Always meant to get a copy or photograph it
redcase

Great but sad photos

Thank you very much for your pictures i have added your link to my facebook.Janet
mrsam

Re: Great but sad photos

redcase wrote:
Thank you very much for your pictures i have added your link to my facebook.Janet


Amen to that sister, It is a sad place but still interesting I Donot Reccomend going as this would be very irisponsible of me.

Mr Sam
st200

I can't believe the arsonists haven't found a way in yet!!!!
Fingers crossed.
Smashing pics too
Stuball

st200 wrote:
I can't believe the arsonists haven't found a way in yet!!!!
Fingers crossed.
Smashing pics too


Take another look at the last picture....

I'll post my set later
mrsam

st200 wrote:
I can't believe the arsonists haven't found a way in yet!!!!
Fingers crossed.
Smashing pics too


As Mr Ball of Stue said - some of the building has been badly damaged by fire, I believe the saving grace is the concrete nature of the floors impeded any further damage.

Mr Sam
Stuball


Welcome to Boots by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Please Report to Gatehouse by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Beyond the Mud by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


b-lean by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Top Floor by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Dining Room by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


Have A Seat by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Two-Tone Ceiling by stuballscramble, on Flickr


Testing Stations by stuballscramble, on Flickr
Stuball


Central Stairs by stuballscramble, on Flickr
marge

Really good pics ...I remember going to boots parties in the dining room as a kid then worked there for 10 years before it closed...so sad that the place is in this state
Jester

Love this one...
[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuballscramble/4304260780/lightbox/[/img]

I live five minutes from here, many of my family worked here.
redcase

testing stations photo

This wasnt a testing station,it was an area set up for the staff to surf the internet looking for future employment during the run down to closure.The MI5 never did get back to me.
redcase

ChasR wrote:
At the top and bottom of the stairs in the main building they had a Risk Assessment on the Risks involved in going up and down stairs with the measures required to carry out the task safely. Always meant to get a copy or photograph it


That sign and the handrails were added in the last few years after somebody fell up the stairs.They had been successfully navigated  for over 50 years before that fall.
brickwall

"Sook ma Boab"

Alycidon

Ariel view of the factory when it was still rail connected


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