VA Tech

Engineering Warehouse

Bath Road  -  at the eastern end of Leith Docks

 

VA Tech Engineering Warehouse, Leith Docks

VA Tech Base  -  a former engineering workhouse in the south east corner of Leith Docks

Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                  Photograph taken 22 November 2005

 

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      VA Tech Base  -  a former engineering workhouse in the south east corner of Leith Docks

 

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      VA Tech Base  -  a former engineering workhouse in the south east corner of Leith Docks

 

VA Tech Engineering Warehouse

Location

VA Tech Base is a large engineering warehouse located in the south east corner of Leith Docks.  The entrance to the warehouse is from Bath Road, off Salamander Street.

This was a new-purpose built factory for making transformers.  It had a 400 tonne overhead crane.  The building began production in 2000, about 18 months after the company's previous transformer factory at East Pilton was destroyed in a fire in April 1999.

However, production of transformers at Leith Docks ended around 2005.  The last time that I saw inside this building was in February 2008.  The building was 'To Let' and was almost empty.

Here is a view looking to the south down Bath Street past a snack van towards Salamander Street:

Bath Street

A snack bar in Bath Road close to the entrance to Leith Docks.  This view looks towards Salamander Street  -  31 October 2005

 

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