Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Ecomold

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51°53'13"-00°30'17" show decimal

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Ecomold
Luton Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4LN

Formerly known as Thermo Plastics Ltd

Thermo Plastics Ltd was taken over by Linpac in the 1970s, focussing on their Automotive division. In 2005 this division was sold to the Barr Family, and Linpac was relaunched as Ecomold Ltd, considered to be one of Europe's largest moulding companies.

The company went into administration in 2007, and the site eventually closed the following year. The site has now been demolished.

How to get here:

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Road: A5 - At Dunstable, turn onto the A505 towards Luton. Follow the road under the railway bridge, and the factory will be on the right-hand side. +

Parking Details

The A505 is a main road and there is no parking available; there is a road to the side of the factory that you can park on.

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The reception building used in the story can be viewed from Luton Road across the car park.

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableMain Reception

Photo

Photograph taken: 4th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

Terror of the Autons (2-3)
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970

 

 

Access: permissionStatus: recognisableMain Reception

Photo

Photograph taken: 4th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

"Photo taken by permission of security at the site."

Terror of the Autons (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970

Terror of the Autons (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970
The Master says goodbye to Farrel Senior, dropping off a little sample of his new production line.

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 4th March 2007 by Chuck Foster

"Photo taken by permission of security at the site."

Terror of the Autons (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970
The Doctor and the Brigadier arrive at the apparently deserted plastics factory.

 

Other filming locations in the factory

Terror of the Autons (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970

Terror of the Autons (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970

Terror of the Autons (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970

Terror of the Autons (3)Screen Shot
Filmed: 23 Sep 1970

Additional Notes:

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Both the warehouse and the back wall still exist at the site, but are at the back and permission could not be granted to access them due to Health and Safety regulations. However, security believe it is possible to see those locations from the footpath along old railway line that runs beside the factory.

Other nearby locations:

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Associated Portland Cement Company Quarry (The Macra Terror). Road (2.0 miles, 6m) : Turn left from the factory and follow the A505 under the railway bridge. Turn right onto the A5, and then continue along until you reach the A5120 (Houghton Regis). Turn right onto Houghton Road and continue past the college and lake until you reach Millers Way. Parking Parking bays on the roadside along Miller's Way

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Zouches Farm Relay Station (Terror of the Autons). Road (2.4 miles, 7m) : Turn left from the factory and follow the A505 under the railway bridge. Turn left onto the A5 and then continue out of Dunstable until you reach some traffic lights, signposted Caddington. Turn left into Dunstable Road, passing the school on the left, and then the farm road will be next on the left. Parking Roadside, by the gates into Zouches Farm (you can then walk up the farm road, which is a public footpath.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Rickmansworth Road (A412) (The Hand of Fear): 16.59 miles.

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Elmswell House (Paradise Towers): 16.82 miles.

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Mill Lane (Terror of the Autons): 17.56 miles.

In the News:

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3 Dec 2007: Echo News - "Fears for 200 jobs at Ecomold"

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3 Dec 2007: Land Rover Net - "Ecomold placed in administration"

Related Stories

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Terror of the Autons [23 Sep 1970]: Farrell's Plastics Factory

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