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Location DB > Belgium > Vlaams-Brabant > Herent > Henkel
 Name
Henkel
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 Database Info
created by witam on 3/17/2007 7:47 AM
last modified by witam on 3/17/2007 8:05 AM
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 Overview
 Description
Several buildings: a factory-building (rather empty), two storage buildings (on second visit empty), a building filled with showers and dressing rooms, and an office-building.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Back to active (different activity)
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
Persilstraat
Herent, Vlaams-Brabant
Belgium
Owner: Ets en Ets Terra
 Hazards
  • water
  • Holes in the floors (where machinery was ripped out)
  •  Interesting Features
    The cellars offer a nice opportunity to play with light
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1935
    Closed: 2002
     Required Equipment
  • boots
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    It used to be the biggest employer in the city of Herent (214 employees). In 2002 Henkel decided to close down this detergent-factory. It was a hard surprise for most because it came totally unexpected.

    Since 2002 it has been standing empty. At first it was used by local youth as a rollerskating terrain, but some 'dangerous' people moved in according to the neighbours (they saw light at night.. well once!). So the police and a guard company were put on it. Still it was not enough for the neighbours so the city decided that while the new owners didn't start with their renovation, local clubs could use it. Today it is used by a theater group, an exposition hall is being made,...

     Media Coverage
    Dutch:
    http://www.standaa...d=dexa08012002_065

    http://www.nieuwsb...rticleid=GRG18QIJ1
     Future Plans
    Within the next 4 years the owner will renovate it so the buildings will be used for +/- 200 apartments, small offices and shops.
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    First visit
    Sat, Mar 17th, 2007
    posted by witam
    14 pictures
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    Last visit
    Sat, Mar 17th, 2007
    posted by witam
    19 pictures


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/13/2007 4:41 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Oct 13 07 at 4:41, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 10 07 at 4:49, witam updated gallery picture photo13.jpg
  • on Mar 17 07 at 18:02, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 17 07 at 8:26, witam made this location available
  • on Mar 17 07 at 8:25, witam updated gallery picture IMG_1604.jpg
  • on Mar 17 07 at 8:25, witam updated gallery picture IMG_1607.jpg
  • on Mar 17 07 at 8:25, witam updated gallery picture IMG_1613.jpg
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