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Twelve columns support roof over 250,000 sq ft area

Twelve columns support roof over 250,000 sq ft area

Because their premises near Lambeth Bridge, London, were inadequate for their needs, W. H. Smith & Sons Ltd, the well-known booksellers..

May 10, 2017
The largest telescope in Europe

The largest telescope in Europe

The Isaac Newton astronomical telescope at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceaux Castle, Sussex, is the largest in Europe. The..

April 6, 2017
Wholesale and retail markets use steelwork

Wholesale and retail markets use steelwork

The City of Leeds has long recognised the need for modern facilities to handle the collection and wholesale distribution of fish, fruit and..

March 9, 2017
Billingham Forum

Billingham Forum

The Forum at Billingham, Co. Durham, groups together in a single structure facilities for a whole series of sports and entertainments and..

February 9, 2017
Britain’s first commercial monorail

Britain’s first commercial monorail

It is well recognised that one solution to easing transport problems in Britain’s densely populated towns and cities lies in the overhead..

January 3, 2017
St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Augustine’s Church

St. Paul’s Cathedral and St. Augustine’s Church

Anything that happens to St Paul’s Cathedral is of absorbing interest to millions of people all over the world. When during the late war..

November 18, 2016
An intriguing sports pavilion design

An intriguing sports pavilion design

When designing the sports pavilion and club house for a Cambridge firm the architects felt that if a sense of recreation and release were..

October 13, 2016
The new Coventry Swimming Baths

The new Coventry Swimming Baths

These splendid new swimming baths are now in full operation: a number of interesting design features are incorporated in the structure, one..

September 8, 2016
Chilbolton radio-telescope aerial

Chilbolton radio-telescope aerial

The 82-ft diameter steerable aerial at Chilbolton, Hampshire, for the radio Research Station of the Science Research Council has now..

July 14, 2016
Steelwork enclosures reduce transformer noise

Steelwork enclosures reduce transformer noise

One of the problems associated with modern power transformers is the noise they produce. The shortage of available land for power station..

June 10, 2016