Barbican construction - complete JLP01_11_17077_12
BARBICAN, CITY OF LONDON. The completed Barbican development from a high vantage point to the south-east, showing Shakespeare Tower (left) and Cromwell Tower (right) on either side of Frobisher Crescent.
Work began on building London's Barbican development in 1962. The construction of this complex megastructure was designed to be carried out in six phases, with different contractors working on the site. In 1964 John Laing and Son Ltd won the tender for Phase III. Laing were also responsible for the construction of the Barbican Arts Centre, Phase V, which began in the early 1970s and was completed in 1981
© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection