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Glenny appointed to let land adjoining Tate & Lyle Sugars Thames Refinery

03 April 2019

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Multi-disciplinary property consultancy Glenny LLP has been appointed by Tate & Lyle Sugars to advise on the marketing of 7.7 acres of secure open storage land adjoining its historic Thames Refinery on Factory Road in Silvertown. Alongside the marketing role, Glenny will be providing building consultancy and architectural support to Tate & Lyle Sugars, who are looking to refurbish under-utilised elements of their facility.

Located in the heart of London’s Royal Docks £3.5bn regeneration area, the Thames Refinery is the largest sugar refinery in the EU and one of the largest in the world, with a capacity of 1.1 million tonnes per annum. Sitting within a predominately industrial area on Factory Road, the site has been home to Tate & Lyle’s sugar operations since 1878.

Glenny has been appointed as sole agent to market four individual hard surfaced and secure gated sites, which range from 1 to 5.3 acres and will be available for occupation immediately.

The sites are situated a short walk away from Pontoon Dock, City Airport and King George V stations, all of which are served by the DLR services and provide excellent transport links across London. Road connections are also excellent with the nearby A1020 providing access to the east via the A13 and north via the A406. The Woolwich Ferry is also close by.

Peter Higgins, Divisional Partner at Glenny LLP said: “We have been appointed by Tate & Lyle Sugars to let underused land adjoining its Thames Refinery that will allow other businesses to thrive within this up and coming area. Tate & Lyle have made the nation’s sugar for over 140 years and over this time have built up an extensive landholding in the Royal Docks. This is a unique opportunity to acquire significantly sized industrial space adjoining its renowned premises which benefits from excellent transport connections.”

Chris Abell, Local Affairs Manager at Tate & Lyle Sugars said “We’re an iconic and proud East London manufacturing business who still make about 40% of the UK’s sugar on the banks of the Thames. Given the number of businesses and jobs being displaced as industrial land is lost in East London we felt it made sense to evaluate our landholdings and bring some underutilised parcels to the market now. We have a long term commitment to continuing industrial and manufacturing activities in the Royal Docks. This as an important step in realising that commitment.”

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