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Topping out JLP01_08_051048a
Topping out JLP01_08_051048a
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Administration building  JLP01_01_147_17
Administration building JLP01_01_147_17
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Administration building foyer  JLP01_01_147_27
Administration building foyer JLP01_01_147_27
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Reinforcing a floor slab  JLP01_01_147_48
Reinforcing a floor slab JLP01_01_147_48
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Lifting an H-frame  JLP01_01_147_49
Lifting an H-frame JLP01_01_147_49
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Preliminary mixer  JLP01_01_029_47
Preliminary mixer JLP01_01_029_47
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Constructing preliminary mixers  JLP01_01_028_084
Constructing preliminary mixers JLP01_01_028_084
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Preparing conical shutters  JLP01_01_028_102
Preparing conical shutters JLP01_01_028_102
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Loading lorries  JLP01_01_029_50
Loading lorries JLP01_01_029_50
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Rover factory  JLP01_01_045_36
Rover factory JLP01_01_045_36
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Rover factory  JLP01_01_045_32
Rover factory JLP01_01_045_32
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New cars  JLP01_01_045_30
New cars JLP01_01_045_30
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Topping out JLP01_08_051048a Featured Print

Topping out JLP01_08_051048a

BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A view of cranes on either side of a reactor on the Berkeley Nuclear Power Station construction site, with the lid of the reactor being lifted into place.
Berkeley Nuclear Power Station was the first commercial nuclear power station in the United Kingdom and one of the first generation of nuclear reactors in Britain. It had two Magnox reactors and was one of four stations located close to the mouth of the River Severn and the Bristol Channel. Laing were the civil engineers for the project with work commencing on 7th January 1957. The nuclear power station came into service in 1962 but has since been decommissioned following its closure in 1989

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Rover factory  JLP01_01_045_29
Rover factory JLP01_01_045_29
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New cars  JLP01_01_045_27
New cars JLP01_01_045_27
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Concreting  JLP01_08_043851
Concreting JLP01_08_043851
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Red Lion Wharf  JLP01_01_063_61
Red Lion Wharf JLP01_01_063_61
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Easiform flats  JLP01_08_010652A
Easiform flats JLP01_08_010652A
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Gangers JLP01_08_053945
Gangers JLP01_08_053945
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Welder JLP01_08_053944
Welder JLP01_08_053944
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Factory interior JLP01_08_023335
Factory interior JLP01_08_023335
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Rivetting JLP01_08_044527
Rivetting JLP01_08_044527
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Site nurse JLP01_08_053292
Site nurse JLP01_08_053292
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Ballast for the M1 JLP01_08_053174
Ballast for the M1 JLP01_08_053174
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Catering supplies JLP01_08_053299
Catering supplies JLP01_08_053299
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Factory interior JLP01_08_023335 Featured Print

Factory interior JLP01_08_023335

Murphy Radio Factory, Bessemer Road, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The interior of the Production Shop at the Murphy Radio Factory, showing the glazed clerestory of a cantilever shell concrete roof above one of the bays.
Construction of the new 300,000 square foot Murphy Radio Factory began in October 1953. The first contract was for the production shop, boiler house, annexes, roads, drainage and external site work. The production shop featured roofs of cantilever shell concrete spanning the width of the building in 3 bays, while the length was comprised of fifteen bays each 180 foot in length and 30 feet wide. The roofs had clerestories of glazing facing east and west in order to maximise the daylight which reached working areas. Inside the building, service ducts were located under the valleys of the roof. This photograph was published in the March 1955 edition of Laing's Team Spirit newsletter

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Tracking progress JLP01_08_052041
Tracking progress JLP01_08_052041
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The management JLP01_08_055749
The management JLP01_08_055749
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Joiner JLP01_08_049264
Joiner JLP01_08_049264
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Power house JLP01_01_086_22
Power house JLP01_01_086_22
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Construction site JLP01_01_086_21
Construction site JLP01_01_086_21
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Checking JLP01_08_049265
Checking JLP01_08_049265
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Diver JLP01_08_010871a
Diver JLP01_08_010871a
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Climbing a piling frame JLP01_08_008728
Climbing a piling frame JLP01_08_008728
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Plymouth B Power Station JLP01_08_008717
Plymouth B Power Station JLP01_08_008717
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Working at height JLP01_01_089_55
Working at height JLP01_01_089_55
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Site for Plymouth B Power Station JLP01_01_089_39
Site for Plymouth B Power Station JLP01_01_089_39
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Electricity sub-station construction JLP01_08_050401
Electricity sub-station construction JLP01_08_050401
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Joiner JLP01_08_049264 Featured Print

Joiner JLP01_08_049264

PORTISHEAD B POWER STATION, PORTISHEAD AND NORTH WESTON, NORTH SOMERSET. A Laing joiner, working on the construction of Portishead B Power Station.
A cropped version of this image was published in the People section of the May 1957 edition of Laing's monthly newsletter, Team Spirit.
Portishead B Power Station opened in the mid 1950's. Portishead's original power station, which was completed in 1929, became known as Power Station A'. Portishead B was built on part of the Great Western Railway's original Portishead Railway Station, which was demolished and rebuilt closer to the centre. Portishead B had eight coal-fired and four oil-fired steam boilers. The power station closed in 1982, and the chimneys were demolished in 1992

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Construction work JLP01_08_044355
Construction work JLP01_08_044355
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Flooded site JLP01_08_055243
Flooded site JLP01_08_055243
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Nearing completion JLP01_08_054882
Nearing completion JLP01_08_054882
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Sealing joints JLP01_08_054622
Sealing joints JLP01_08_054622
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Bricklaying JLP01_08_054620
Bricklaying JLP01_08_054620
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Steelfixing JLP01_08_054407
Steelfixing JLP01_08_054407
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Pouring concrete  JLP01_08_054406
Pouring concrete JLP01_08_054406
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Bridge construction JLP01_08_053482
Bridge construction JLP01_08_053482
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Underbridge construction JLP01_08_053203
Underbridge construction JLP01_08_053203
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Overbridge construction JLP01_08_052180
Overbridge construction JLP01_08_052180
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Trucks refuelling JLP01_08_052141
Trucks refuelling JLP01_08_052141
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Bailey Bridge JLP01_08_051434
Bailey Bridge JLP01_08_051434
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