Holland, Hannen & Cubitts
|Lord Ashcombe (Chairman)|
Holland, Hannen & Cubitts was a major building firm responsible for many of the great buildings of London.
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. During the Second World War the company was one of the contractors engaged in building the Mulberry harbour units.
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Prudential Assurance building in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, London County Hall completed in 1922, Ironmongers' Hall completed in 1925, Unilever House completed in 1930, South Africa House in London completed in 1933, the Senate building of the University of London completed in 1937, the Royal Festival Hall in London completed in 1951, the Roxburgh Dam in New Zealand completed in 1956, New Zealand House in London completed in 1961, the West London Air Terminal completed in 1963, and Trawsfynydd nuclear power station completed in 1965.
- Cubitts 1810 - 1975, published 1975
- Hartcup, p. 94
- "Obituary: Lord Ashcombe". The Telegraph. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "Obituary: Sir Eric Pountain". The Telegraph. 27 October 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 38
- Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 67
- Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 10
- Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 63
- "London landmarks built by Cubitts" (PDF). Thamesmead. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
- "New Air Terminal Can Handle 4,500,000 Passengers". The Times. 6 November 1963. p. 18.
- Hartcup, Guy (2011). Code Name Mulberry: The Planning Building and Operation of the Normandy Harbours. Pen & Sword Military. ISBN 978-1848845589.
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