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Tate & Lyle and the unexpected future of sugar in the Royal Docks

12 July - 26 July

Following on from our ‘Power Podcasts’ series, for LFA2022 we're sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the past, present and future of the Royal Docks.

From City Hall and Kamal Chunchie Way to Tate and Lyle and The Factory Project and UTC, we hope by listening to these conversations you will learn more about the Royal Docks and the people and projects shaping the area.

For our fourth episode, we explore Tate & Lyle and the unexpected future of sugar in the Royal Docks, with Chris Abell, Alan Chandler and Armor Gutierrez Rivas.

Chris is Head of Property and Local Affairs, Tate & Lyle Sugars. Alan is the Dean of Research at the University of East London, his 25 year’s experience in teaching architecture has a particular emphasis on live projects and public engagement which stems from his practice as a Specialist Conservation Architect involved in the nature of heritage and the role of materials in creating significance through use.
Armor is an architect, researcher and maker, interested in how sustainable innovation can have a positive impact in our built environment. Armor is a Senior Lecture at the University of East London, where he teaches MArch studio Unit 8 and is an Associate of the Sustainability Research Institute where he works on developing innovative construction materials using agricultural by-products.


We'll be releasing one conversation per week so keep your eyes peeled on the LFA Media Section (click the link). Alternatively, you will be able to find the episodes on our Building Sounds podcast feed via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify Pocket Casts, or by searching for ‘Building Sounds’ wherever you normally get your podcasts.



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