The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant
The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant

The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant

The Belding Corticelli abandoned plant

No more abandoned...

Coaticook (Quebec), Canada

It is in 2004 that the old factory Belding Corticelli has been shut down. Since then, it has been abandoned and floors has been waved at the mercy of weather that infiltrate by the roof and windows. Long time ago, there has been manufactured elastic and laces here. The building has been sold in September 2012 to developers who want to transform the plant into a complex of 38 rooms. They also talk about reception rooms, an art gallery, creation spaces for artisans and a restaurant.

The work must begin in spring 2013 and must be completed a year later. And it's a huge projet, I can confirm. While the ground floor was partially burned, the upper floors  shows their eight years of neglect: the leaky roof, fungi that grow here and there, the waves in the floors and the mountains of snow inside. In short, the list is long.

However, at the back of the factory there is a place that will make a beautiful terrace, right next to the Coaticook Gorge and the old dam.

Related content

The Alstom's abandoned thermal power plant
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Sold for $ 1 in 2004 in exchange of the promise to clean up the heavily polluted soil, the land of more than 3.5 million square feet has not found its commercial and residential purpose promised by March Group, the current owner. However, when...

Spexel, the Beauharnois abandoned plant
Beauharnois, Quebec (Canada)

It's over 92 years of industrial history that ended in 2004 when the Spexel factory was closed down. The story of this plant start in 1912 when is built the paper mill, which took the name of Howard Smith Paper Mill. Over the following years, the...

Northern View
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Used as a snow dump, the site of the former Francon quarry (now known as the Saint-Michel quarry) looks like a huge crater of greenery in the heart of Montreal. This area covers approximately 20% (17% to be exact) of the district of Saint-Michel...

The pit - Photo: Jarold Dumouchel
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1954, the incinerator Dickson was, at that time, the most modern in North America. It has been built to replace these old incinerators where horses were used for harvesting waste.

In the 1920s, the city of Montreal was struggling...