Saint-Gobain, then Poitou packaging company, chemical plant currently M and N Europroduction, French Heritage monument to St benoit

Industrial site served by railway spur
* former production plants in covered rubble of a long parts in mechanical tile roof
* store in apparent rubble covered with a roof curved reinforced concrete
* old furnaces, current transformers, brick
* chimney of 63 m high and about 8 m in diameter brick
* former Office on 1 square floor covered with a roof long wrench to hilltops in mechanical tile
* employer housing coated square 2-storey rubble covered with a roof long wrench to hilltops slate
* housing of workers on 1 square floor covered a long parts in mechanical tile roof
* Laboratory, part concrete and rubble, covered with a roof terrace in concrete
* boiler room, 1975 Office and restaurant, concrete, covered with a roof terrace in concrete
* warehouses in metal pan covered with a roof long half-timbered corrugated plant fertilizers and sulfuric acid created in 1912 by the company Saint-Gobain. This time remain the factory chimney, a part of manufacturing, Office and housing workers. 5 other workers houses were built in the 1930s, as well as various shops and workshops. In 1931, it manufactures annually approximately 30000 tons of superphosphate and 18000 tonnes of sulphuric acid. Partially destroyed during the second world Gerre by fire, it was purchased in 1949 by conditioning Poitevine, a subsidiary of the company Switzerland Geigy. It is here that is made the first European spray around 1953. In 1960, a laboratory is built: the production is 2000 tons of cargo per month (insecticides DDT, rodenticides, herbicides, deodorants). A company restaurant was built in the 1970s. In 1974, the Swiss companies Siba and Geigy merge and this is one of their divisions, Airwick industry, which manages the site of St. Benedict: a body of building housing offices was built in 1975. The company was acquired in 1986 by M and N Europroduction, which manufactures maintenance, hygiene and leaching for the great distribution.In 1949: 100 workers, in 1960: 300 workers (including two-thirds of female staff), 1985: 351 workers, in 1994: 112 workers

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Saint-Gobain, then Poitou packaging company, chemical plant currently M and N Europroduction
(Saint-Gobain, then Poitou packaging company, chemical plant currently M and N Europroduction, st benoit)


Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Saint-Gobain, then Poitou packaging company, chemical plant currently M and N Europroduction, Industrial site served by railway spur; former production plants in covered rubble of a long parts in mechanical tile roof; store in apparent rubble covered (...) Saint-Gobain, then Poitou packaging company, chemical plant currently M and N Europroduction, French Heritage monument to St benoit st benoit, vienne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 141091
  • item : Usine de produits chimiques Saint-Gobain, puis Société poitevine de conditionnement, actuellement M et N Europroduction
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Vienne
    • Saint-Benoît
  • Address : avenue des Grottes-de-Passe-Lourdin
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 86214
  • Zip code of the municipality : 86280
  • Order in the communal list : 6
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • plant
    • chemical plant
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 5 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 20th century
    • 1st quarter 20th century
    • 2nd quarter 20th century
    • 3rd quarter 20th century
    • 4th quarter 20th century
  • Years :
    • 1912
    • 1960
    • 1975
  • Investigation : 1994
  • Date taken into account : 1996/03/29

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 7 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • rubble
    • coating
    • brick
    • metal
    • concrete
    • reinforced concrete
    • metal pan
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 7 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • rump
    • terrace
    • sprocket cover
    • domed roof
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 4 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • corrugated
    • mechanical tile
    • concrete cover
  • Other about the composition roofs : 3 modes of coverage are listed
    • barrel vault-handle-to-cart
    • wood frame apparent
    • concrete
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 2 storey square
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 16 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • housing
    • industrial warehouse
    • restaurant
    • workshop
    • manufacturing workshop
    • housing employers
    • office
    • plant
    • working city
    • shelter
    • boiler room
    • laboratory
    • oratorical
    • transformer
    • city
    • fireplace
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : private property
  • Picture : 42e9f370b9d2b49e9afb9dc0169a8224.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Pouvreau Pascale
  • Mérimée reference : IA86000150

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