Historic England are leading the objections to the St Modwen plans to demolish Wolverton Railway Works and have said that they have been given consent to appear at the High Court to launch a Judicial Review against Milton Keynes Council planning decision. Please support Historic England in any way you can.
These pictures were taken at the end of 2015 inside the derelict buildings on an official visit to Wolverton Works accompanied by Knorr-Bremse staff by invitation. Despite local media comments that all artefacts have been safely removed, stored or donated to Milton Keynes Museum, reports from urban explorers posted on social media suggest otherwise. The derelict appearance of the buildings follows over 35 years of disuse and consequential neglet but the fabric of the buildings is structuraly sound although the roof has been allowed to fall-in by St Modwen and their tenants over this period.
This neglect now means that St Modwen can claim there is only one economic option, demolition of this Conservation Area. These images show the AC/DC switchgear, the patten shop along wth hundreds of patterns and a wooden plastic moulding press.