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Topping out JLP01_09_781093
Topping out JLP01_09_781093
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Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524
Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524
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Mobile X-ray unit med01_01_0532
Mobile X-ray unit med01_01_0532
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Making iron lungs med01_01_0323
Making iron lungs med01_01_0323
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Installing a wall panel JLP01_14_00230
Installing a wall panel JLP01_14_00230
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Roof support work JLP01_08_060847
Roof support work JLP01_08_060847
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Factory construction JLPP01_08_001296
Factory construction JLPP01_08_001296
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Radiography MED01_01_0123
Radiography MED01_01_0123
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British Road Services Depot JLP01_01_117_14
British Road Services Depot JLP01_01_117_14
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Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087504
Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087504
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Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087498
Bottesford Airfield JLP01_08_087498
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Laing workers JLP01_08_045876
Laing workers JLP01_08_045876
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Roof support work JLP01_08_060847 Featured Image

Roof support work JLP01_08_060847

COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE, KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, GREATER LONDON. Workers inserting a wedge in the timber formwork at the top of a roof support column during construction of the Commonwealth Institute exhibition hall.
Laing built the Commonwealth Institute between October 1960 and October 1962 to replace the former Imperial Institute that was to be demolished to make way for new facilities at Imperial College. The building consisted of a four-storey administrative block housing a library, restaurant, board room and conference hall and a separate two-storey b lock containing a cinema with an art gallery above, but the focus of the project was the exhibition hall with its hyperbolic paraboloid roof, the first of its kind constructed in Great Britain. The exhibition, designed by James Gardner, provided spaces where each of the Commonwealth nations could showcase their achievements and characteristics, primarily to school children as teaching aids to enliven history and geography lessons.
The shell arch of the central roof section was of reinforced concrete, cast in situ using timber formwork with rough sawn boards to provide a textured internal surface whilst the four outer "warps" were constructed using precast beams and wood wool slabs, blocks of shredded timber bound together in a cement paste and left visible from the interior. The entire roof was then clad in copper sheeting over a layer of vermiculite. It covers an area of 33,700sqft, 183 feet square with the central section 93 feet square and ranges between 30ft high at its lowest and 80ft at the peaks

© Historic England Archive

Clocking out JLP01_01_074_01
Clocking out JLP01_01_074_01
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Lab technician JLP01_08_053108
Lab technician JLP01_08_053108
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Barlaston pipeline JLP01_08_084420
Barlaston pipeline JLP01_08_084420
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Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060530
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060530
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Bardney Sugar Factory JLP01_08_045668
Bardney Sugar Factory JLP01_08_045668
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Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_061059
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_061059
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Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060786
Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_060786
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Chester Le Street offices RAC01_01_04_15
Chester Le Street offices RAC01_01_04_15
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Rebuilding P_H00101_009
Rebuilding P_H00101_009
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Textile works WAI01_04_217_69_21
Textile works WAI01_04_217_69_21
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Road building MOT01_01_34
Road building MOT01_01_34
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Road resurfacing MOT01_01_20
Road resurfacing MOT01_01_20
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Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_061059 Featured Image

Allscott Sugar Beet Factory JLP01_08_061059

Allscott Sugar Beet Factory, Allscott, Wrockwardine, Telford and Wrekin. Two Laing workers concreting the roof of a sugar silo at Allscott Sugar Beet Factory.
A sugar beet factory was at Allscott from 1927 until it closed in 2007. Laing built two sugar silos here in 1961 for the British Sugar Corporation who were the owners of the site. Each silo was able to store 10,000 tons of granulated sugar and at the time they were constructed, they were the tallest that Laing had built so far using sliding formwork. The roofs of the sugar silos were covered with Thermacoust roofing slabs and were covered with concrete and asphalt, with work on the second silo due to be completed by the middle of October 1961

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

Ice cream cart CXP01_01_118
Ice cream cart CXP01_01_118
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_096
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_096
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_095
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_095
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_094
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_094
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_093
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_093
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_103
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_103
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_102
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_102
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_100
Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_100
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Burnham House Kings Lynn, 1942 AA42_03803
Burnham House Kings Lynn, 1942 AA42_03803
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China Clay Works ALB93_05_124
China Clay Works ALB93_05_124
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China Clay Works ALB93_05_132
China Clay Works ALB93_05_132
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St Mary Littlehampton HSI01_01_002
St Mary Littlehampton HSI01_01_002
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Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_095 Featured Image

Demolition of Waterloo Bridge CXP01_01_095

WATERLOO BRIDGE, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. Two men working beneath a girder during the demolition of the old Waterloo Bridge.
The Waterloo Bridge, which is shown during its demolition, was designed by John Rennie and opened in 1817. The demolition of the bridge took place in the 1930s and the two men shown in the photograph appear to be using a pneumatic tool to dismantle a temporary steel framework which had been erected in 1925. The bridge was later replaced with another in the 1940s

© Historic England Archive

Stacking saggars DES01_04_0944
Stacking saggars DES01_04_0944
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Ploughing DIX02_01_081
Ploughing DIX02_01_081
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Basket weaving DIX02_01_052
Basket weaving DIX02_01_052
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Hayricks DIX02_01_010
Hayricks DIX02_01_010
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Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00727
Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 AA42_00727
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