Holland, Hannen & Cubitts

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Holland, Hannen & Cubitts
Industry Construction
Fate Acquired
Successor(s) Tarmac
Founded 1810
Defunct 1976
Headquarters London, UK
Key people Lord Ashcombe (Chairman)

Holland, Hannen & Cubitts was a major building firm responsible for many of the great buildings of London.

History[edit]

London County Hall built by Cubitts

The company was formed from the fusion of two well-established building houses that had competed throughout the later decades of the nineteenth century but came together in 1883: this was implemented by Holland & Hannen acquiring Cubitts, a business founded by Thomas Cubitt some 70 years before.[1]

In the 1960s, when Lord Ashcome was the Chairman of the company, it held a major stake in ACI Property Corporation, the developer for the Le Cartier Apartments in Montreal.[2]

The company was acquired by Drake & Gorham Scull[1] in 1969 and then by Tarmac in 1976 and subsequently integrated into Tarmac Construction.[3]

Major projects[edit]

The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Prudential Assurance building in High Holborn completed in 1906,[4] the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917,[5] the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920,[6] London County Hall completed in 1922,[7] Ironmongers' Hall completed in 1925,[1] Unilever House completed in 1930,[8] South Africa House in London completed in 1933,[1] the Senate building of the University of London completed in 1937,[1] the Royal Festival Hall in London completed in 1951,[1] the Roxburgh Dam in New Zealand completed in 1956,[1] New Zealand House in London completed in 1961[1] and Trawsfynydd nuclear power station completed in 1965.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Cubitts 1810 - 1975, published 1975
  2. ^ "Obituary: Lord Ashcome". The Telegraph. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Obituary: Sir Eric Pountain". The Telegraph. 27 October 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 38
  5. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 67
  6. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 10
  7. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 63
  8. ^ "London landmarks built by Cubitts". Thamesmead. Retrieved 2012-06-04.