Nash Mills - Hemel - March 2010
Nash Mills started up in the late 18th C as a paper making factory. A major fire in 1813 was a setback, but the insurance enabled redevelopment for large scale production. After an experiment in 1887, fine rag paper was produced on electrically driven machines: a successful innovation at Nash Mill.
In 1989, Nash Mill was sold to the international Sappi Group and continued to make paper until 2006, when it was closed down and sold. Redevelopment plans for housing were publicised in September 2007.
Looks like a lot of the equipment has long since been sold on for scrap but it's been ages since I've done any modern industrial and there is something I quite like about large, open spaces inside buildings. The site is now demolished.