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© Mr David Cross

IoE Number: 436077
Photographer: Mr David Cross
Date Photographed: 07 March 2004
Date listed: 23 September 1992
Date of last amendment: 23 September 1992
Grade II*

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The following building shall be added:SJ 39 SWREGENT ROAD393-/3/10000NO 173

The following building shall be added: SJ 39 SW REGENT ROAD 393-/3/10000 NO 173 Sugar Silo - II* Sugar silo. 1955-57. Designed by Tate and Lyle's Engineering Department and constructed by Cementation Ltd. Reinforced concrete with pre-stressed concrete floor. Parabolic tunnel vault, rectangular in plan, comprising 12 sections each with 6 external ribs. Loaded via conveyor belts running in a housing which stretches along the top of the structure. Both ends also of ribbed reinforced concrete, with windows and doors. Interior comprises a single unbroken space with a central channel in the floor containing hoppers for the reclamation of the sugar, which dropped onto a conveyor belt in a tunnel beneath. Smooth sides to the vault with a plimsoll line marked along the sides for the guidance of operatives in loading the silo. A rare and impressive example of a reinforced concrete parabolic tunnel vaulted storage silo. Tate and Lyle Times April 1956 pp 10-11; January 1957; January 1958; April 1958 pp 12-13.

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