Factory for York Shipley Limited, Basildon, Essex
|Architect/Designer||Ove Arup & Partners|
|Artist/Photographer||Pantlin, John (1917-2003)|
|Library Reference||BM/IND/2/A (Pantlin 5882/9)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Subject||Factories ; New towns ; Steel|
NOTES: Basildon, created from the conglomeration of four small villages, namely Pitsea, Laindon, Basildon and Vange, was designated a new town in 1948, together with the other London orbital developments of Stevenage, Harlow, Hemel Hempstead and Bracknell. The development of the New Towns, built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London, was overseen by Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin (1888-1972), the Minister for Town and Country Planning from 1945 to 1950.
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