TL1201 : The Building Research Station (1)

taken 24 years ago, near to Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

The Building Research Station (1)
The Building Research Station (1)
The original stable block built to accompany 'Bucknalls', the large house built on this site in 1855.
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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TL1201, 20 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
1996   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1244 0139 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.0000N 0:22.4634W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1246 0136
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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