The construction team

These were the consultants and contractors, as recorded at the time.

Professional teams

Architects: Chamberlin, Powell and Bon
Assistants: Watcyn Williams and Robert Ashdown

Consulting structural engineers: Ove Arup and Partners

Consulting heating engineers: H J Knox.

Building teams

Substructure contract

General contractors:

Griggs & Son Ltd


Demolition: Chas Griffiths and Co

Excavation: Westminster Wharfage Co

Aggregates: Ham River Grit Co

Reinforcement: Helical Bar & Engineering Co

Shuttering: Scaffolding GB Ltd

Superstructure contract

General contractors

George Wimpey & Co Ltd

Subcontractors and suppliers

Joinery: Boulton & Paul

Heating and plumbing: Ellis (Kensington)

Lifts: Express Lift Co

Glazing: Faulkner Green

Electrical: Hearson

Trees: Hillier & Sons

Doors: Leaderflush

Paint: W & J Leigh

Asphalt: F J Prater

Window suppliers: Quicktho

Plastering: Rooney