Holland, Hannen & Cubitts

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

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During the Second World War the company was one of the contractors engaged in building the Mulberry harbour units.
The works were let out to commercial construction firms including Wates Construction Balfour Beatty, Henry Boot, Bovis & Co, Cochrane & Sons, Costain, Cubitts, French, Holloway Brothers, John Laing & Son, Peter Lind & Company, Sir Robert McAlpine, Melville Dundas & Whitson, Mowlem, Nuttall, Parkinson, Halcrow Group, Pauling & Co. and Taylor Woodrow.

Henry Cubitt, 4th Baron Ashcombe

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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.
After the War he became chairman of Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, the family construction firm.

The Cenotaph

CenotaphThe Cenotaph, WhitehallWhitehall Cenotaph
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the permanent structure was built from Portland stone between 1919 and 1920 by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, replacing Lutyens' earlier wood-and-plaster cenotaph in the same location.

Cunard Building

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The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
It was constructed by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts between 1914 and 1917, with Arthur J. Davis, of Mewes and Davis, acting as consultant on the project.

Tarmac Group

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The company was acquired by Drake & Gorham Scull in 1969 and then by Tarmac in 1976 and subsequently integrated into Tarmac Construction.
In 1976, Tarmac had bought the old established contracting firm of Holland, Hannen & Cubitts; this was followed by contract provisions of £16m in its Nigerian subsidiary.

Thomas Cubitt

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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.
In 1883 the business was acquired by Holland & Hannen, a leading competitor, and the combined business became known as Holland & Hannen and Cubitts and subsequently as Holland, Hannen & Cubitts.

Holborn Bars

Prudential Assurance BuildingWaterhouse Square142 Holborn Bars
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
It was designed in Gothic Revival style for the Prudential Assurance Society by architects initially Alfred Waterhouse and his son Paul Waterhouse who became a partner in his father's firm from 1891, and built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts in phases between 1876 and 1901.

County Hall, London

County HallLondon County HallCounty Hall in London
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
The construction, which was undertaken by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, started in 1911 and the building was opened in 1922 by King George V.

High Commission of South Africa, London

South Africa HouseSouth African High Commissioner to the United KingdomHigh Commission of South Africa
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
South Africa House was built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts in the 1930s on the site of what had been Morley's Hotel until it was demolished in 1936.

Senate House, London

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The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
Construction began in 1932 and was undertaken by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts.

Unilever House

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The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
The main contractor for the construction of the building was Holland, Hannen & Cubitts.

Royal Festival Hall

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The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
The building was constructed by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts at a cost of £2 million and officially opened on 3 May 1951 with a gala concert attended by King George Vl and Queen Elizabeth, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent and Sir Adrian Boult.

Roxburgh Dam

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The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
The lowest bid was £7,4412,419 from Holland, Hannen & Cubitts of England.

High Commission of New Zealand, London

New Zealand HouseNew Zealand High CommissionHigh Commission of New Zealand
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
The High Commission was built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts and was opened by the Queen in 1963.

Worshipful Company of Ironmongers

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The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
The present Hall stands on land which was bought in 1922: construction work, which was undertaken by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, started that year and the Hall was opened on 17 June 1925.

Trawsfynydd nuclear power station

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The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
The civil engineering work was undertaken by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts and Trollope & Colls.

West London Air Terminal

The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.
In the 1960s, a permanent building was built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts.

London

London, EnglandLondon, United KingdomLondon, UK
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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. Holland, Hannen & Cubitts was a major building firm responsible for many of the great buildings of London.

World War II

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During the Second World War the company was one of the contractors engaged in building the Mulberry harbour units.

Le Cartier Apartments

Le Cartier
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.

Montreal

Montreal, QuebecMontréalMontreal, Canada
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.

Emcor

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

Carillion

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

High Holborn

High Holborn, London, United KingdomLondon
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.

Liverpool

Liverpool, EnglandLiverpudlianCity of Liverpool
The combined business went on to construct many important buildings and structures including the Holborn Bars in High Holborn completed in 1906, the Cunard Building in Liverpool completed in 1917, the Cenotaph in London completed in 1920, County Hall, London 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.