Tate & Lyle Sugar Silo

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Tate and Lyle's Sugar Silo
Liverpool - Tate & Lyle Sugar Silo, Huskisson Dock - geograph.org.uk - 471269.jpg
General information
Town or cityLiverpool
Construction started1955

The Tate & Lyle Sugar Silo is a Grade II* listed building[1][2] on Regent Road at Huskisson Dock in Kirkdale, north Liverpool, England.

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.[3] The silo itself is still used.


  1. ^ Historic England. "Sugar Silo, 173 Regent Road (1252955)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Grade II* (436077)". Images of England. Retrieved 7 May 2009.
  3. ^ Heritage at Risk: Liverpool

Coordinates: 53°26′02″N 2°59′47″W / 53.4340°N 2.9964°W / 53.4340; -2.9964

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