Tate & Lyle Sugar Silo
|Tate and Lyle's Sugar Silo|
|Town or city||Liverpool|
Henry Tate established his Liverpool refinery in 1872, and Tate & Lyle built their huge concrete sugar silo in the 1950s, close to the Liverpool docks. A huge conveyor tower was constructed next to it, and this was used to bring sugar up from ships in Huskisson Dock. The sugar was then transported via several other conveyors into the top of the silo.
Once in the silo, an overhead railway system was used to distribute the sugar along the length of the silo. The hopper ran along on a track, depositing the sugar through big grills positioned between the rails. Today the silo tower is in a state of disrepair and is on the Buildings at Risk Register. The silo itself is still used.
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