Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_061059
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory, Allscott, Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin. Two Laing workers concreting the roof of a sugar silo at Allscott Sugar Beet Factory.
A sugar beet factory was at Allscott from 1927 until it closed in 2007. Laing built two sugar silos here in 1961 for the British Sugar Corporation who were the owners of the site. Each silo was able to store 10, 000 tons of granulated sugar and at the time they were constructed, they were the tallest that Laing had built so far using sliding formwork. The roofs of the sugar silos were covered with Thermacoust roofing slabs and were covered with concrete and asphalt, with work on the second silo due to be completed by the middle of October 1961
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