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RepositoryUniversity of Surrey Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoUS/PH/1/2/100
Alt Ref NoZ/A1033A/A1b
TitleUniversity of Surrey Construction Site: Senate House and various other buildings
DateJuly 1968
Name of CreatorP. Norman Button
DescriptionPhoto taken from the ground on a road looking towards Senate House and the Robert Boyle building (still under construction). Senate House has much of its outer structure/ brickwork complete and windows installed (with a couple of exceptions). The road runs from the right hand foreground straight out to where it joins Senate House. Along the left hand side of the road are many piles of wooden posts and boards of different sizes. On the left of this and filling much of the left foreground of the photo, are the foundations of another building, in the early stages of construction. There are many strips of metal surrounding the left hand side of this site, round a raised area of earth. The strips are of varying sizes with shorter ones in the lower part , taller ones behind and further back, even longer ones which poke above the level of the ground. On the raised section there are bricks scattered, a pole sticking up from the edge and part of a hollow metal cylinder. A site worker is walking between the metal strips which are protruding and another two work on lower ground by a wall at the back of the raised section of earth. On the left behind this initial area, is the Robert Boyle building which has its structural pillars up as well as some sides to the different building sections. A man stands at the top of this building. A tower crane rises above the building with its arm/ jib facing left (going out of the top left of the photo). The hook block/ pulley of the crane is lowered to hover over the Robert Doyle building. On the right of the building, stacks of wooden pallets are piled up and a man in a white shirt and black trousers is walking in the centre of the road away from the photographer, near Senate House. In the background on the left is Guildford Cathedral (up on a height) and in front of this is another section of the construction site with two large deciduous trees and a long white temporary hut/ cabin.
Extent1 black and white photograph
Physical Description259mm x 203mm. Good condition.
CopyrightOriginal copyright holder P. Norman Button
FormatPhotograph
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