I remember reading something way back about the smell if the wind is blowing east and the product carrying in the air that would do building damage over time, could that also be part of the reason for the wall?
Because this project is situated next door to a sugar refinery there will always be a risk (however small) of an "industrial dust" explosion...
Because this project is situated next door to a sugar refinery there will always be a risk (however small) of an "industrial dust" explosion therefore it appears that the wall facing Redpaths has been designed with blast protection in mind (very little glazing - just port-hole windows).
Of course the chances of an explosion are extremely remote but if it ever happened the results would be catastrophic.
Picture credit: http://www.csb.gov/ Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion
... which suggests just why the plant should have been moved in the first place (in a perfect world). Prevailing urban dogma notwithstanding there is a reason why industrial and residential uses are traditionally not mixed.
I really wish they would just get rid of Redpath. The BS people keep mentioning about employment is so over exaggerated. The whole factory doesn't even employ as many people as a regular 2 storey office building -.-