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The Tate and Lyle Sugar Silo


On the dock road in Liverpool stands the Tate and Lyle Sugar Silo, built by the Tate and Lyle Engineering Department in 1955 and designed to house 100,000 tons of raw cane sugar, delivered by ship to Huskisson Dock and then transported by conveyor belt across the dock road and into the silo vis the tower on the right by an overhead railway.

It is a reinforced concrete parabolic tunnel, 528 ft long by 87 ft high and is believed to be the largest such structure in Europe. Now a Grade 2 Listed Building.

It is now disused but many of the fittings and fixtures still exist within.

The Tate and Lyle Sugar Silo


On the dock road in Liverpool stands the Tate and Lyle Sugar Silo, built by the Tate and Lyle Engineering Department in 1955 and designed to house 100,000 tons of raw cane sugar, delivered by ship to Huskisson Dock and then transported by conveyor belt across the dock road and into the silo vis the tower on the right by an overhead railway.

It is a reinforced concrete parabolic tunnel, 528 ft long by 87 ft high and is believed to be the largest such structure in Europe. Now a Grade 2 Listed Building.

It is now disused but many of the fittings and fixtures still exist within.

comments (5)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Feb 2009, 08:49
What a marvelous sky Les
Les Auld: Just lick Zed, thanks for the comment.
its like a scene from a sci-fi film set Les, super comp and yes the sky just finishes it off perfectlysmile
Les Auld: It is quite futuristic Tim, thanks for the comment.
Most unusual building Les, your angle on it is really good, stright on would have taken away some of the impact.
Les Auld: Just looks like a facade with noting behind it form this angle Brian, thanks for the comment.
That is some building Les. Is it open to the public?
Les Auld: No Bill, it still has lots of the original workings in there.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Feb 2009, 19:39
I see the arched front but not the rest of the silo behind it. Is it diagonally hidden behind the arch? We have similar sugar silo's over here in Durban.

Great picture overall.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, and I thought it was unique.

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