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Civil engineers and major building contractors, of Gray's Inn Road, London
Aka Holland, Hannen and Cubitts (Great Britain)
1815 company founded
Built Osborne House
WWI One of the largest firms of engineers and contractors in the country. Produced 22,000 co fuses, the second largest amount produced by any firm in the country
1917 Established the first National Aircraft Factory - built a large number of aeroplanes in record time and many C.C. interrupter gears.
Post-WWI Used their manufacturing and engineering experience to design a 16-20HP car for mass production
1922 Contractors for the new County Hall in London
Built many public buildings, hospitals, major roads, airport facilities, houses, etc
1971 Decline in interest in use of system building, something which most of the large contractors used for public sector projects such as housing