Holland, Hannen & Cubitts

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Holland, Hannen & Cubitts
Industry Construction
Fate Acquired
Successor 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] During the Second World War the company was one of the contractors engaged in building the Mulberry harbour units.[2]

In the 1960s, when Lord Ashcombe was the Chairman of the company, it held a major stake in ACI Property Corporation, the developer for the Le Cartier Apartments in Montreal.[3]

The company was acquired by Drake & Gorham Scull[1] in 1969 and then by Tarmac in 1976 and subsequently integrated into Tarmac Construction.[4]

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,[5] the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917,[6] the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920,[7] London County Hall completed in 1922,[8] Ironmongers' Hall completed in 1925,[1] Unilever House completed in 1930,[9] 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. ^ Hartcup, p. 94
  3. ^ "Obituary: Lord Ashcombe". The Telegraph. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Obituary: Sir Eric Pountain". The Telegraph. 27 October 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 38
  6. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 67
  7. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 10
  8. ^ Holland & Hannen and Cubitts - The Inception and Development of a Great Building Firm, published 1920, Page 63
  9. ^ "London landmarks built by Cubitts" (PDF). Thamesmead. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 

Sources[edit]

  • Hartcup, Guy (2011). Code Name Mulberry: The Planning Building and Operation of the Normandy Harbours. Pen & Sword Military. ISBN 978-1848845589.