The first floor of the water tower was dominated by an enormous flywheel. This was originally connected
to the engine below via a belt drive.
The flywheel, in turn, drove the transmission shafts which exited either side of the water tower and
travelled across the site across the transmission bridges between each malting house. Inside the malting houses,
gear connected to the transmission shaft drove all the conveyors in turn.
It was a masterpiece of Victorian engineering.