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Taylor Woodrow Building, civil and mechanical engineering contractors of 10 Park Street, London, W.1.; of Ruislip Road, Southall, Middlesex.
1930 First House building company incorporated
1943 Because of the increase in contracting and civil engineering work, the name of Taylor Woodrow Estates was changed by removing the word "Estates" from the title
WWII Built concrete caissons for the Mulberry Harbour as well as constructing runways and airfields as well as ordnance and aircraft factories, hospitals, power stations, railway sidings, as well as open cast coal mining, erection of a penicillin factory, etc. Also made many hutments, airborne lifeboats and canoes. Civil engineering contractor for FIDO. Experimented on design of prefabricated houses; appointed by government as managing contractor for the supply of a large number of Arcon homes
1951 Activities in Britain included
as well as overseas ventures, especially Africa and USA.
1954 Established a subsidiary in Canada
1956 Partnered with the English Electric Co and Babcock and Wilcox on construction of nuclear power stations - English Electric-Babcock and Wilcox-Taylor Woodrow Atomic Power Group. Also won the contract to construct the second Calder Hall Power Station. The Taylor Woodrow Homes subsidiary continued to expand production
1957 Award of contracts for 2 major power stations brought to a total of 14 such in recent years. Opened a new research laboratory at Southall. Taylor Woodrow Construction started work on a factory expansion for Solartron at Farnborough