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Part 2: Main Stores (405)

The most southerly building of the Pyestock new site is now the Main Stores. It exemplifies Pyestock's architectural style i.e. a metal framed building with large steel framed windows, elevated skylights and red brick infill; with all metalwork painted in Pyestock's signature sky blue.

The Main Stores were in prime position to receive deliveries from the Whittle Gate, the southern entrance to the site.

The northern part of the building was fitted out as Pyestock's fire station, which included large doors to accommodate a pair of fire engines.

The southern flank of the Main Stores taken from the edge of Pondpenny Lane
23|05|07 © Simon Cornwell 2007

Internally the Main Stores was divided into a single large storage area with specialised rooms (e.g. glass store) compartmentalised to the sides.

When the site fell into disuse, owners QinetiQ allowed FAST use of this building as a temporary store room for the museum's archive. Which might explain why there's still a full sized Farnborough F1 plane inside the building.

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