Thamesteel Plant Sheerness

In the middle of Sheerness, Kent is a Steelworks which dominates this small town and once gave jobs to 400 people
This is a large and interesting complex, located at the northern end of a tight triangular junction with the Sheerness-on-Sea branch. First proposed in 1969, the construction of Sheerness Steel Works was given the go-ahead in 1971, building work beginning in that September on land largely occupied by Army playing fields. The building cost was priced at £10,000,000 (£105,921,790 at 2008 prices), and included swallowing up a goods yard recently made redundant by British Rail.

Steel was first produced on this site at Sheerness in 1972. A tradition of over 30 years development, innovation and supply of quality steel products is continued from the site of the UK's first 'mini mill.
In January 2012 the workers were told the plant was closing and it has stood ever since free of vandals and metal thieves...

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