Craigshill, Livingston, West Lothian, SCOTLAND. Two surveyors at work on a Jespersen construction compound, probably at the Craigshill development in Livingston, with a crane in the background unloading a pallet from a trailer.
In 1963, John Laing and Son Ltd bought the rights to the Danish industrialised building system known as Jespersen (sometimes referred to as Jesperson). The company built factories in Scotland, Hampshire and Lancashire producing Jespersen prefabricated parts and precast concrete panels, allowing the building of housing to be rationalised, saving time and money. The location of this construction compound is uncertain, but it may have been at Craigshill in Livingston where there was a Jesperson Factory and a housing scheme built using the 12M Jespersen System
Credit: A© Historic England Archive. Joh
Keywords: 1960s, construction, housing estate, liebherr crane, people, surveying, theodolite, work