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of Dorset Square, London, sanitary, heating, and hydraulic engineers
1848 Company founded. Matthew Hall opened a lead-work business in the UK.
1898 Thomas Andrew Common became a partner
1912 Thomas Common became sole partner
1927 Private company.
1936 Thomas Common retired
1938 Company made public.
1950 Started work at BP's Grangemouth Refinery
1961 Chemical and industrial engineers specialising in nuclear energy; chemical, oil refinery and industrial engineering; air conditioning, heating, electrical and sanitation.