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Sir John Jackson

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1938.

of 53 Victoria Street, Westminster, London, SW

1876 Company established by John Jackson.

1898 Incorporated as a limited company Sir John Jackson Ltd

1914 Engineers and contractors for public works.

Some of the principal works carried out by this firm were:

  • the substructure of the Tower Bridge,
  • the extension of the Admiralty breakwater at Dover,
  • the commercial harbour at Dover,
  • the last eight miles of the Manchester Ship Canal,
  • the deep water lock at Barry, near Cardiff,
  • the commercial graving docks at Barry,
  • the extension of Swansea Docks,
  • the dockyard at Keyham, Devonport, for the British Admiralty,
  • the harbour at Simonstown, South Africa,
  • the north breakwater at the mouth of the River Tyne for the British Admiralty,
  • the new harbour at Singapore for the British Government,
  • the graving dock and improvement of the Arsenal at Ferrol for the Spanish Governemnt,
  • the Arica-La Paz Railway over the Andes from Arica on the coast of Chile to La Paz, Bolivia (rising to an altitude of 14,500 ft.),
  • the dam across the Euphrates,
  • the irrigation works in Mesopotamia for the Turkish Government,
  • the breakwater at Victoria, British Columbia. [1]

1926 Incorporated with The British Construction Company, the business of Percy Westacott.

Later became a subsidiary of the Bernard Sunley Investment Trust, providing civil engineering[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Times July 17, 1959