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Construction Collection

Background imageConstruction Collection: Barbican Estate EAW281182

Barbican Estate EAW281182
The Barbican Estate, London. Photographed in August 1974. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageConstruction Collection: Site of Wimbledon tennis 24441_006

Site of Wimbledon tennis 24441_006
ALL ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS AND CROQUET CLUB, Wimbledon, London. An aerial view of the site showing the re-development of Centre Court under construction. Photographed September, 2006

Background imageConstruction Collection: Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325

Tower Bridge under construction a83_01325
TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge under construction around 1889. This picture was taken from the River Thames with shipping in the foreground

Background imageConstruction Collection: North Shields Docks EAW005502

North Shields Docks EAW005502
Smiths Docks, the Bull Ring Graving Docks and the Albert Edward Dock, North Shields. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in May 1947

Background imageConstruction Collection: Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064

Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria. Aerial view of the shipyard in July 1920 with four ships in various stages of completion. The shipyard was first established in 1852; by 1920 it was operated by Vickers

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817

Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06817
Rotherhithe Tunnel, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London. The south entrance to the Rotherhithe Tunnel during construction. One of a series of prints documenting work on the road tunnel beneath the Thames

Background imageConstruction Collection: Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766

Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766
Old Wellington Inn, Old Shambles, Manchester. Exterior view of the Wellington Inn, Old Shambles, shown during the extensive surrounding building works, November 1971

Background imageConstruction Collection: Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649

Shipyard at Birkenhead EAW030649
The Cammell Laird Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Birkenhead. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1950

Background imageConstruction Collection: Odeon cinema construction BB87_03506

Odeon cinema construction BB87_03506
ODEON CINEMA, Leicester Square, London. A photograph taken by John Maltby on 11th June 1937 of the buiding works for the Odeon cinema on the site of the Alhambra Theatre

Background imageConstruction Collection: Clifton Suspension Bridge BB89_03974

Clifton Suspension Bridge BB89_03974
CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, Bristol. The bridge under construction. Work began on the bridge in 1836 under the supervision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel but stopped due to lack of funds

Background imageConstruction Collection: South Shields Shipyard EAW008937

South Shields Shipyard EAW008937
The Middle Docks & Engineering Company Ltd Ship Repair Yard at Middle Docks, South Shields. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in August 1947

Background imageConstruction Collection: Tyne shipyard EAW010662

Tyne shipyard EAW010662
The Neptune Shipyard on the River Tyne, Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from the east. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in September 1947

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building Hadrians Wall IC048_001

Building Hadrians Wall IC048_001
HADRIANs WALL, Cumbria. Reconstruction drawing by Philip Corke showing the construction of Hadrians Wall to the immediate west of Banks East Turret (Turret 52a), in the early second century AD

Background imageConstruction Collection: Wembley under construction 1923 EPW008279

Wembley under construction 1923 EPW008279
WEMBLEY STADIUM, London. Construction of the Empire Stadium for the British Empire Exhibition. Aerial photograph taken on 25th March 1923 (taken from a copy negative). Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

Background imageConstruction Collection: Pickering Castle J850150

Pickering Castle J850150
PICKERING CASTLE, North Yorkshire. Reconstruction drawing showing how the first wooden motte and bailey castle may have appeared in the early 12th century, by Ivan Lapper

Background imageConstruction Collection: Cranes N071033

Cranes N071033
Urban landscape. A building site at sunset with cranes against a red sky

Background imageConstruction Collection: The Great Eastern BB88_06275

The Great Eastern BB88_06275
BLACKWALL, London. Isambard Kingdom Brunels steamship the " Great Eastern " under construction in 1857. Robert Howlett

Background imageConstruction Collection: Moving the earth JLP01_10_00113

Moving the earth JLP01_10_00113
John Laing excavators and other plant at work during the construction of the M1 motorway. Photographed 1958-9

Background imageConstruction Collection: Quarry Hill Flats, Leeds EPW061489

Quarry Hill Flats, Leeds EPW061489
Quarry Hill Flats, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Aerial view of the housing estate, 2nd June 1939. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageConstruction Collection: Festival site EAW035676

Festival site EAW035676
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The South Bank site, Lambeth, undergoing final preparations, showing the Hungerford Bridge and Royal Festival Hall. Photographed 2 May 1951

Background imageConstruction Collection: Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth a42_01082

Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth a42_01082
Devonport Dockyard, South Yard, Covered Slip No. 1, Devonport, Plymouth. The interior of No. 1 covered slip in the South Yard of Devonport Dockyard

Background imageConstruction Collection: British Library under construction JLP01_10_22624

British Library under construction JLP01_10_22624
BRITISH LIBRARY, EUSTON ROAD, ST PANCRAS, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON. A general view of construction at the British Library site

Background imageConstruction Collection: Sizewell A and foundations of Sizewell B JLP01_11_35184_02

Sizewell A and foundations of Sizewell B JLP01_11_35184_02
SIZEWELL B POWER STATION, LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL. A view of the reactor building under construction at Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station, with Sizewell A visible in the background

Background imageConstruction Collection: M5 Motorway construction JEH_22055_046

M5 Motorway construction JEH_22055_046
Tickenham Hill, Clevedon, North Somerset, 1971. Construction of viaduct during M5 motorway construction works. ST4572

Background imageConstruction Collection: Clifton Suspension Bridge BB68_05597

Clifton Suspension Bridge BB68_05597
CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE, Bristol. The bridge under construction, November 1863. Work began on the bridge in 1836 under the supervision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel but stopped due to lack of funds

Background imageConstruction Collection: Barrow-in-Furness EAW019736

Barrow-in-Furness EAW019736
SS Himalaya moored in Buccleuch Dock, St Georges Square and the town, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in October 1948

Background imageConstruction Collection: Wearside shipyard EAW001030

Wearside shipyard EAW001030
The River Wear, the Deptford Shipbuilding Yard and the residential area at Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1946

Background imageConstruction Collection: Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06816

Building Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06816
Rotherhithe Tunnel, Shadwell, London. A view of the bulkhead from inside during construction. One of a series of prints documenting work on the road tunnel beneath the Thames (1904-08)

Background imageConstruction Collection: Oil rig on the move JLP01_10_01584_6

Oil rig on the move JLP01_10_01584_6
Graythorp Dry Dock, Hartlepool. The Graythorp basin flooded and the dock gates removed for float out of oil platform. The Laing Offshore Graythorp project involved the development of the former

Background imageConstruction Collection: Preston Bypass EAW073974

Preston Bypass EAW073974
Preston Bypass, Lancashire. Britains first motorway under construction, photographed in November 1958. It was opened by Harold MacMillan in December

Background imageConstruction Collection: Excavating the Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06818

Excavating the Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06818
ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL, London. The construction of the Rotherhithe road tunnel under the Thames between Rotherhithe and Shadwell was begun in 1904 under the direction of Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice

Background imageConstruction Collection: British Library under construction JLP01_09_841915

British Library under construction JLP01_09_841915
BRITISH LIBRARY, EUSTON ROAD, ST PANCRAS, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON. A general view of construction at the British Library site, looking north towards St. Pancras Station

Background imageConstruction Collection: Arrol Gantry, Belfast BL20480

Arrol Gantry, Belfast BL20480
The Arrol Gantry and crane at Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries shipyard on Queens Island, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This enormous gantry, measuring 840 feet long and over 200 feet high

Background imageConstruction Collection: Festival site EAW035153

Festival site EAW035153
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The South Bank site under construction with workers on the roof of the Discovery Dome, Lambeth. Photographed on 3 April 1951

Background imageConstruction Collection: Baltimore Tower under construction 29227_029

Baltimore Tower under construction 29227_029
Baltimore Tower, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, London. The tower under construction in March 2015. The design has been nicknamed The Slinky

Background imageConstruction Collection: Coventry Cathedral EAW074516

Coventry Cathedral EAW074516
Coventry Cathedral, Warwickshire. The new Cathedral begins to take shape next to the shell of the old Cathedral. Photographed in March 1959, Aerofilms Collection

Background imageConstruction Collection: St Giles Cripplegate FF003274

St Giles Cripplegate FF003274
The Church of St Giles and the Barbican Estate, City of London, 1962-'4. John Gay (1909-'99), cellulose acetate negative

Background imageConstruction Collection: Boatyard, Norfolk BB99_01083

Boatyard, Norfolk BB99_01083
F B Wilds Boatyard, Horning, Norfolk. Interior view. Two boats at different stages of construction, and a parked moped. Photographed by Hallam Ashley 1963

Background imageConstruction Collection: Stonehenge sarsen circle joints J050103

Stonehenge sarsen circle joints J050103
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team) showing joints on the outer sarsen circle

Background imageConstruction Collection: Silchester Roman City Walls J950066

Silchester Roman City Walls J950066
SILCHESTER ROMAN CITY WALLS, Hampshire. Building the wall. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper

Background imageConstruction Collection: Extending Liverpool Street Station BL12561_B

Extending Liverpool Street Station BL12561_B
GREAT EASTERN RAILWAY STATION EXTENSION, Liverpool Street, London. Interior showing the completed roof structure with two figures in shot

Background imageConstruction Collection: M6 Motorway construction JLP01_08_081804

M6 Motorway construction JLP01_08_081804
EDEN, CUMBRIA. A view of the construction of the M6 Motorway through the Lune Gorge, showing dump trucks on the haul road leading from the Lawtland House viaduct and Roger Howe bridge

Background imageConstruction Collection: Engraving glass JLP01_08_061032a

Engraving glass JLP01_08_061032a
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. John Hutton engraving a panel of glass on the West Screen at Coventry Cathedral

Background imageConstruction Collection: Topping out JLP01_08_051048a

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

Background imageConstruction Collection: Portishead B Power Station JLP01_10_05338

Portishead B Power Station JLP01_10_05338
Portishead B Power Station, North Somerset. Although this photograph was created in around 1978 for John Laing, it is possibly a copy of an earlier colour image

Background imageConstruction Collection: Roof for Watneys JLP01_08_081875

Roof for Watneys JLP01_08_081875
Watney Mann Brewery, St Johns Road, Isleworth, Hounslow, Greater London. An interior view during the construction of the new bottling hall at Watneys new brewery

Background imageConstruction Collection: Inside the pipe JLP01_08_083826A

Inside the pipe JLP01_08_083826A
North Cotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A worker repairing the epoxy resin lining on the welds inside the Northcoates pipeline

Background imageConstruction Collection: Checking for faults JLP01_08_083825

Checking for faults JLP01_08_083825
North Cotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A worker carrying out an x-ray of the Northcoates pipeline, checking for faults in the welding



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