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Location DB > Belgium > Hainaut > Péronnes-lez-Binches > Triage-Lavoir de Péronnes
Triage-Lavoir de Péronnes
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created by Slyv on 6/8/2005 10:05 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 11/11/2022 12:01 AM
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This concrete and glass giant cathedral has a height around 50m.
 Basic Information
Type: Abandoned Industrial Building
Status: Under Construction
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information
rue des Mineurs 31
Péronnes-lez-Binches, Hainaut
Owner: SA Triage Lavoir du Centre
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • Lot of pollution / Watch your steps!!!
  •  Interesting Features
    Outside architecture is wonderful. Inside architecture is complex.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1954
    Closed: 1969
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Tripod, as it is rather dark inside.
    This coalwashing plant was built in 1954 using the USA help from the Marshall plan. It was collecting the coal mined in the region from the numerous mines. The plant closed down in 1969. The machinery has been removed years ago leaving nothing more than a giant concrete skeleton.

    1954 - It was built for the demand of the coal industry to process the coal coming from the mines of Péronnes, Ressaix and Trivières. It was capable processing over 3,000 tons of coal daily.

    1969 - The nearby coal mines in Saint-Albert and Sint-Margriete were closed, which caused Triage-Lavoir to become useless, and it was closed down after only 15 years of active operation. Immediately after closing the facility, all the machines and equipment were removed and the facility stayed abandoned for over 3 decades.

    2000 - The plant faces threat of demolition.

    2003 - The plant is classified as a monument to be saved.

    2005 - The plant is under renovation financed by the European Union and the Walloon Region through the Marshall Plan of Wallonia program. The renovation of the exterior of the building was scheduled to be finished by September 2006.

    2010 - Renovation work was still in progress. The exterior and a small fraction of the ground floor has been rebuilt. Certain parts of the old building will be left untouched, other than cleaning and careful restoring, in order to preserve the building's unique architectural elements. Inside the back of the building, half buried in the ground, new storage rooms will be built for the companies to use.
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     Future Plans
    The renovated building is supposed host several organizations, including The General Archives of the Royalty (intermediate center of archives), Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Belgium (stores coal and fossil core-samples), the IFAPME (center of professional development: contemporary artwork, design) and some private offices.

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    2005-06-06 First visit
    Wed, Jun 8th, 2005
    posted by Slyv
    10 pictures
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    Adstars first visit
    Sat, Jul 16th, 2005
    posted by Adstar
    16 pictures

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    Top floor
    Thu, Jul 14th, 2005
    posted by Adstar

    No future
    Thu, Jul 14th, 2005
    posted by Adstar

    View of the roof
    Wed, Jun 8th, 2005
    posted by Slyv
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/11/2022 12:02 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 11 22 at 0:02, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 11 22 at 0:01, Emperor Wang changed the following: Interesting Features
  • on Nov 10 22 at 19:33, fr00tCake changed the following: Owner, Street Address, Latitude, Longitude, History, Year Closed, Status, Interesting Features, Future Plans, Web Links
  • on Mar 26 10 at 2:23, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 14 10 at 19:17, Off-Limits changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Status
  • on Nov 26 05 at 9:58, Slyv changed the following: Status
  • on Jul 16 05 at 16:26, Adstar updated a gallery picture
  • on Jul 16 05 at 16:26, Adstar updated a gallery picture
  • on Jul 16 05 at 16:26, Adstar updated a gallery picture
  • on Jul 16 05 at 16:26, Adstar updated a gallery picture
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