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The design of station was entrusted to a technical commission chaired by Lord Milner with Dr. W. H. Eccles, Edward Herbert Shaughnessy and Mr. L. B. Turner as members. The commission recommended the construction of a valve station, although at that time no high-power station of this type was in existence or contemplated. Mr. Shaughnessy, as executive member of the commission, was responsible for the construction, a task which he accomplished with complete success. He read a paper describing the station before the Wireless Section of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1926.