Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060532
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory, Allscott, Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin. A floodlit view of a sugar silo under construction 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. This photograph was published in September 1961 in the Laing monthly newsletter 'Team Spirit'.
© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection