Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Greenock Sugar Sheds

Built in the 1880's but lying mostly empty for the past 20, the Sugar Sheds were for a long time the hub of the sugar industry in Greenock.

After Tate & Lyle moved out of Greenock this wonderful Grade A listed building fell into neglect and was almost lost when it went on fire in 2006.

The sugar sheds, one of the finest examples of a red brick and cast iron building in the country, caught the public's eye when it was used as a venue for the 2011 Tall Ships Race when it came to Greenock.

Part of the Sugar Sheds  has been opened up for access by Absent Voices, a local art project which tells the story of Greenock's sugar industry. I went along to one of their events to photograph this beautiful building and it's surroundings.

Greenock's Sugar Sheds
Combined images
This was once a busy workplace
Old hinge, new string
Titan crane which would have been used to unload and load visiting ships

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