Report - Tate & Lyle Sugar Factory and silos- Liverpool Jan 2010

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28DL Full Member
Oct 7, 2009
North Wales
The large silo of Tate & Lyle on the Huskisson Dock in Liverpool has had a number of reports on this site so far, and it's history has been well discussed. However, the silo was not the target of our most recent amble to the docklands.
It was the large newer site that stands alongside the silo that caught our eye. History for this place seems to be hard to come by with the majority of sites focusing on the old silo its self and as such we approached this explore unsure as to what exactly we where going to find here. All geared up for a live site explore we wandered around the perimeter to find a security guard checking the fencing, which at least confirmed that there where people around.
We'd spotted at least two security huts on site before entering and one more once inside, but remained baffled to what exactly is happening here. There is alot of scaffolding up and around which seemed to suggest that the site is being renovated, but with all of the lights left on on the tops of the silos and inside the factory its self the possibility that the site is used on a day to day basis seems reasonable. Any help from you wonderfully informed people to describe this site in its proper context would be hugely appreciated as i hate to seem ignorant to the industrial history of my explores !
Confusion aside the site proved to be an unreal explore, with inside the factory building being a real highlight. the majority of floors inside are steel mesh, and as such you can see all of the factory beneath your feet as you walk. Essay over now and on with the pictures.

Visited as usual with TheFlu24









On to inside the main building..



A rather large pulley system -


and some serious scaffold


LOVE these mesh floors



A little gantry leads outside to a cracking view





Hope you enjoyed the pics from an amazing though slightly baffling site ;)

I'll leave you with one last shot - relaxing on a rather sizey bit of down pipe


Thanks for looking guys and once again any help on this sites history would be hugely appreciated !

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