Saturday, 20 October 2012

Robinsons depositories, Birmingham

Robinsons' furniture depository in Birmingham was built in the early 1920s. At the time this huge warehouse was one of the most modern ones in Europe. Thanks to its powerful vehicle lift, the company's trucks could access all floors. During the Second World War nine incendiary bombs fell on the warehouse but the six inches of sand spread across the attics ensured it survived! By the late 1990s the warehouse was becoming too costly to operate. Robinsons built a new facility in the city and to put its original one on the market. Nowadays its been converted into flats. The sign was certainly repainted when work was carried out around 2002-2003.

Furniture Depositories

With regards to the removals and storaage company, it was founded by Alfred Robinson in Manchester in 1885. It is still controlled by his descendants.

Location: Moseley Road / Pictures taken in May 2012

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