20 April 2016

Visit to Tate & Lyle Sugars

Organised by:

 SCI's London Group

Tate & Lyle Sugars

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SCI's London Group is organising a visit to the London cane sugar refinery of Tate & Lyle Sugars.

Tate & Lyle Sugars is Europe's biggest cane sugar refiner, and its East London refinery on the Thames is one of the largest in the world. Raw sugar is imported by ship and then processed into white sugar, molasses, and a range of syrups and other value added products, using unit operations such as filtration, ion exchange, decolourisation and crystallisation.

The tour will open with a visit to the small on-site museum where there will be a talk on the history of the business, from Henry Tate to the present day, and an explanation of the process. There will be also be an opportunity to look at the historical collection of artefacts. This will then be followed by a tour of the site, finishing with tea and coffee.

Please note that clothing and footwear - no open toed shoes or high heels - appropriate for a visit to an industrial site must be worn. You will also be required to wear a hard hat and safety glasses for the tour.

Please note, numbers for the tour are limited at 15 so register early for a chance to secure your place


Day 1 - 20th April 2016

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Tate & Lyle Sugars

Thames Refinery
London, E16 2EW


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There is no delegate fee but attendees will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Richard House Children's Hospice.

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How to Get There

By Public Transport:

  • Take the Docklands Light Railway to City Airport and then it is a 5 minute walk (do not be lured by the other Tate and Lyle Sugars site visible from West Silvertown DLR station - this is something different)

By car:

  • There is only limited visitor parking available and you may need to park in the side streets.