TL1201 : The Building Research Station (6)

taken 4 years ago, near to Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

The Building Research Station (6)
The Building Research Station (6)
The model dam at BRE Ltd. The stream behind has become very silted since I saw this several years before. See TL1201 : The Building Research Station (5) for its history.
Building Research Establishment (BRE Ltd)
The Building Research Station (BRS) was formed at East Acton in 1921. It moved in 1925 to this site at Garston where it had space to expand. Part of the site was used as a back-up to Bentley Priory RAF fighter control during WW2; 80 Wing, the RAF radio-countermeasures department, was also housed here briefly before moving to nearby Radlett. Most of the site buildings are post-war developments.
In 1972 BRS was merged with the Forest Products Laboratory at Princes Risborough and the Fire Research Station at Borehamwood (see TQ1995 and TQ1996) to form the Building Research Establishment (BRE). By 1994 both the FRS and Princes Risborough sites had been cleared by staff moving to the BRE site. In 1997 BRE was sold off to the management to form BRE Ltd., a not-for-profit company.
Information on current BRE Ltd. activities can be found at LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1243 0158 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.1026N 0:22.4684W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1242 0157
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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