Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Leonard Fairclough

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1967.

of Adlington, Lancashire

1883 Leonard Fairclough started a stone business in UK[1]

1917 Private company.

1923 Leonard Fairclough Construction built the Purfleet bypass, one of the first in the UK[2]

1959 Company made public.

1961 Civil engineers and building contractors. Builders of the Thelwall Viaduct. Owners of the largest road mobile crane in United Kingdom. Specialists in the designing of all types of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures. 1,500 employees.

1968 Responsible for the first phase of the Blackburn town centre redevelopment[3]

1974 Acquired Sir Lindsay Parkinson and Co

c.1977 Renamed as Fairclough Construction Group

1982 Fairclough Construction acquired William Press Group[4], to form AMEC plc.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. AMEC website
  2. [1] Wood Group
  3. The Times Mar. 5, 1968
  4. The Times June 30, 1982