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.