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of Queen Anne's Lodge, Westminster.
1922 the firm of Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners was established.
For the first ten years the business was not very rewarding financially.
Gibb resolved to make his firm the largest of its kind in the country. The firm had projects all over the world.
1930s In addition to heavy civil engineering, under the direction of Hugh Beaver, the firm brought together architecture and mechanical services with civil engineering, and so was able to offer to industrial clients a complete service
1939 Designed 3 large Ordnance factories for the Ministry of Supply; three other smaller factories followed later.
1939 Hugh Eyre Campbell Beaver was a partner of the company.
Other notable designs were the Kincardine Bridge, Guinness and Co's brewery at Park Royal, the Captain Cook graving dock at Sydney, the Singapore naval base, supervision of construction of Phoenix units for the Mulberry harbours and an underground factory for aeroplane engines at Corsham.
c1949 Designed Ardour Bridge that was built 1949. (See images).
1968 Formation of Gibb-Ewbank Industrial Consultants jointly by Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners and Ewbank and Partners Ltd, embracing the practice of Industrial & Process Engineering Consultants