G H Buckle and Partners

“Messrs G H Buckle & Partners, Consulting Service Engineers, have advised on the principles to be adopted and the installations to be included in order to provide the necessary services for the occupants of the new residential neighbourhood including heating, ventilation, hot and cold water supply, drainage, refuse disposal, lighting and lift service.”

Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, Architects “Barbican Redevelopment” April 1959

In their 1959 report on the Barbican proposals, Chamberlin Powell and Bon said that G H Buckle and Partners had reported on four different methods of refuse disposal and recommended the adoption of the Garchey system.

They said that they also reported on various systems of providing central heating and hot water supply and recommended that electric heating should be used for these purposes.

These recommendations were accepted by the Barbican Committee and were incorporated in Chamberlin Powell and Bon’s designs for the report.

Front page of a report by G H Buckle and Partners, Services Engineers, in 1959. (You have to know I am scraping the bottom of the barrel for information when the best image I have is a tatty report on refuse disposal.)

Chamberlin Powell and Bon also relied on them when they designed and supervised the building of New Hall in Cambridge University in the 1960s.

They worked on the London Coliseum in St Martins Lane in 1947. Their office was 2 Harrington Gardens in London. I have not been able to find out more.