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Toddlers race JLP01_08_095430 Featured March Image

Toddlers race JLP01_08_095430

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Toddlers in a running race, with adults watching from the starting line, at the annual Gala Day held at the Laing Sports Ground.
The annual Gala Day was held at the Laing Sports Ground on 9th June 1973. Attractions included police dog demonstrations, model aircraft, the Royal British Legion band, children's races, and sports. In the evening there was dancing and bingo in the Club House, and beer and beat in the marquee. Over 2,000 people attended the gala, and over 600 people stayed for the evening entertainment. This photograph was published in the July 1973 edition of Team Spirit, the Laing employee newsletter

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Pleasure dome JLP01_10_27076 Featured March Image

Pleasure dome JLP01_10_27076

Sherwood Forest Holiday Village, Rufford, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. An interior view of the swimming pool and domed roof above, at the Sherwood Forest Holiday Village.
Work began on 17th March 1986 on the development of a holiday park at Sherwood Forest for Center Parcs. The park would be the first Center Parcs development in the country and would consist of 600 bungalows and leisure and sport buildings; the contract also comprised the external landscaping of the site. The contract was for 14 months, with completion of the park expected to be May 1987; the handover took place on 15th May 1987 and the park opened to guests on 3rd July. The futuristic dome structure of the swimming pool was topped out on 2nd July 1986. It was covered with Texlon plastic and maintained a constant temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. When completed, the swimming pool had a wave pool, waterfalls and a 75m water slide. The slide was edged with natural stone and the pool was surrounded by "boulders and lush vegetation". A cropped version of this photograph was published as part of a double-page spread in the August 1987 edition of Team Spirit, the Laing newsletter

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Final piece JLP01_11_30115_07 Featured March Image

Final piece JLP01_11_30115_07

STANSTED AIRPORT, STANSTED, STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET, UTTLESFORD, ESSEX. A crane lifting the final roof dome of the terminal building at Stansted Airport in to position as part of the topping out ceremony.
Laing Management Contracting was appointed consultant contractor for the Stansted development in October 1985. The development included new road access from the M11, a new rail link with London and the north, short and long term car parking, new taxiways and aprons, and a new terminal building with an automated passenger transit system. Work on site began in April 1986 and the new terminal, designed to accommodate 8 million passengers per year, opened in March 1991.
The terminal building covers 8 acres roofed by 121 square domes, each 18m square and weighing 12 tonnes. The domes were preassembled as units from steel lattice work and lifted on to the structural steel supporting trees, designed to maximise floor space for passenger circulation with as few barriers as possible. Triangular roof lights provide natural light and uplighters were concealed in the branches of the roof supports. The lower level houses the baggage handling system, building services machinery and the railway station. Paul Channon, Secretary of State for Transport, was given the honour of controlling the crane to place the final section of roof as part of the topping out ceremony. This photograph appeared in the March 1988 issue of Team Spirit, the Laing company newsletter

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