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Charles Brand and Son

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of Glasgow. aka C. Brand and Son

of London

Railway contractors

of 33 Welbeck Street, London W.1. Civil Engineering contractors.

See Charles Brand and his son James Brand

c.1852 Purchased a crane from Bowser and Cameron, followed by several more; this type became known as the Glasgow Crane.[1]

1889 Completed the contract for Cowdenbeath and Kelty section for the North British Railway.[2]

1908 Rosyth Naval Base

1909 Contract for extension of Kirkcaldy Harbour

1926 Built the tunnels and installed escalators at the new Clapham South, Balham and Trinity Road stations for the Morden extension of the City and South London Railway, on the London Underground network.

1927 Contract for the construction of a new entrance to the South-West India Dock, London

1930 The company was one of a group of 6 contractors who had agreed to fund putting a bill through Parliament and obtaining necessary geological information for the Channel Tunnel Co and had agreed to build the British half of the tunnel[3]

1939 Work in connection with the proposed Dartford-Purfleet Tunnel

of Northumberland Dock Road, Wallsend (1973)

1973 Part of French Kier Holdings

1973 Responsible for the contract from the Northumbrian River Authority for the Tyne Siphon Tunnel[4], and for the tunnel for the Fleet Line of London Underground, construction work in Northern Ireland and was one of the parties involved in constructing the Dinorwic Pumped Storage Scheme[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1900/03/09
  2. Glasgow Herald - Monday 18 November 1889
  3. The Times Jul 01, 1930
  4. London Gazette 17 Sept 1973
  5. 1974 French Kier Annual Report