if you have a search on posts i've made almost all of them concern facilities within about a 5 square mile box around christchurch UK, i've had this
place brought to my attention by a friend of mine who cycles a lot, we both visited it a week or so ago.
google earth lat/long 50,45,31.83 1,47,50.99
(live maps only seems to work under IE)
there are 3 structures, a large rectangular solid concrete structure, a large round concrete structure a bit like a gas holder, and a site a short
distance away with 2 masts, ancillary communications equipment and generators.
The rectangular structure with one small doorway on an attached box structure, it sits about 10-15' proud of the ground and its easy to climb up and
walk around on top of it. in the last 12 months it's sprouted a few green 'vent' structures too. it is not guarded, not fenced, it is not sign
posted, has no 'in emergency contact...' info and it does not appear to have any pipework or cables running to it.
the round structure has nothing attached to it at all, no doors, no pipes, no cables. however if you look slightly to the left between that structure
and the mast site you will see a feature on the ground which is largely devoid of plants, of approximately the same size, suggesting that perhaps at
one time there was another similar structure.
the mast site seems to have one mast with lots of ordinary mobile phone equipment attached to it, and in the fenced compound at the base you can
clearly see equipment containers with emergency contact stickers for vodafone, 02 and tmobile. This mast has one small generator set attached to it
for, i guess, emergency backup. The other mast however has no mobile phone equipment on it and the equipment at the base is plain grey with no info on
it, and 2 larger generators. the equipment on the tower is an assortment of backfire, omni, and parabolic antennae. all cables from this tower go into
huts on the ground and do not appear again. with the mobile companies stuff you can clearly see where it heads off towards civilisation as the trench
the cables are buried in is constantly being dug up!
There are vans tending all 3 sites regularly, the phone company vehicles stand out, but the vans that tend all the rest of the stuff are always plain
white. my friend has approached the workmen twice before and was met by the answer 'maintenance' both times when he asked what they were doing. They
do not wear company branded clothing. both times he has spoken to them they have been parked around the north side of the rectangular structure and
the steel door has been unlocked and slightly ajar, but never open, and both men do not go in at the same time.
my question is, what is this stuff!