Bury St Edmunds Sugar Factory, Suffolk

Scope and Content

Bury St Edmunds Sugar Factory, Suffolk. Client: British Sugar Corporation Ltd; later British Sugar plc. Correspondence, test data including soil investigations, report, case study, and other documents relating to the cracking of columns supporting the sugar silos (designed by John Laing Design Associates) and related problems with behaviour (the "creep[ing]") of the chalk under the silos; model silo experiments (1, 4, 6), 1987; reports and other documents relating to litigation, 1987, inc. relating to case solicitors (Lowell, White and King); tender, estimates, minutes of meetings, site investigation material including Terresearch report (with photographs of chalk cores), plans, calculations, progress sheets (drilling records, etc.), notes, jottings, diagrams and sketches, graphs, and other documents relating to proposed new silo no. 6, 1984-1985; report relating to cracking of silos 3 and 4 in 1983; group photograph of the delegates (including Rowe) at the British Sugar plc Technical Conference June 1988, and joint papers by Rowe and others given at the same conference. Includes references to Felstead sugar factory tests, 1987.

Related Material

See also Litigation Papers, PWR/4/5/72, which overlaps with PWR/4/2/7/13 relating to legal matters appertaining to the Bury St Edmunds sugar silos.