This huge sugar refinery factory which looms on the edge of the River Thames at Silvertown, East London, just south of the City Airport, is a magnificent building, there always seems to be masses of steam pouring out of its two chimneys, and Tate & Lyle lorries rushing in and out. I used to live on the other side of the river to the factory, and would glaze at it everyday. I have always wanted to try to gain access to document its everyday working life. So after just one email and a call, I have just got back from meeting the Community Officer. I am being shown round fully next week and having a safety induction, then hopefully start shooting that day.
Here are a few images of the refinery and surrounding area I have taken. I felt really excited when I was down there and I think this will be the start of a much larger project of that part of London and the ways it is changing.
This is the disused railway just outside the factory.