A pretty empty shell with not much to see to be honest. The most interesting thing about this visit was the PIR sensors and cameras inside the building. Wasn’t long before we had security hot on our tails. They were often calling to us from a few yards away. I haven’t explored a place in these circumstances before but it made a dull place quite interesting. As a result, all photos were handheld, in a panic, in dimly lit situations…..so not very good.
The original company opened a factory in Welwyn Garden City (UK) in 1926 which became part of Nabisco in 1928. The tall concrete cereal silos that form part of the factory are a local landmark and are listed structures.The first 18 storage units were completed in 1926 with a further 27 constructed in 1938, in both instances they were built by Peter Lind & Company of London who continue in business today. In 1988, Nabisco sold the UK site to Rank Hovis McDougall (who made own-label cereals for supermarkets), whose breakfast cereals division briefly became The Shredded Wheat Company. In 1990, RHM sold the site to Cereal Partners. Now, all Shredded Wheat is made at Staverton near Bath, as the Welwyn Garden City site was shut down in 2008.