Owen Williams
Selected works
1911-12 Assistant engineer (under R.W. Vawdrey),
Indented Bar & Concrete Engineering Company

1912-13 Senior designer, then chief estimating engineer for Trussed Concrete Steel Company ... principal project : Gramophone Company Building
1913-14 Resident engineer for Trussed Concrete Steel Company at
Patent Fuel Works, Swansea Docks
1914-16 Chief estimating engineer, Trussed Concrete Steel Company
1916-17 Assistant aeroplane designer, Wells Aviation
1917-18 Various ships and slipways, Poole, Dorset
1919 Williams Concrete Structures Ltd launched by Owen Williams
1919-22 Various projects using 'Fabricrete'
including ...
• T. Wallis & Sons factory and power station, Acton, London
• Henry Boston & Sons tannery, Runcorn, Cheshire
• Patent Fuel Factory, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
• British Window Glass Works, Queensborough, Cheshire
• Blackstones Tractor Factory, Stamford, London
• Ice factory, Grimsby, Humberside
• Mappin & Webb factory, Sheffield
• Fuel stages, Swansea
• Fairie & Company Sugar Refinery, Liverpool
• Bush House foundations, Aldwych, London
THE 1920s
1921-24 British Empire Exhibition buildings [ British Empire Exhibition site ]
architect: Maxwell Aryton
1921-24 Wembley Stadium ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1924-25 Lea Valley Viaduct and Bridge ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1924-25 Parc des Attractions, Paris
1924-26 Findhorn Bridge ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1924-27 Road Bridge, Shepherd Leys Wood
1924-29 Bournemouth Pavilion ... architect: Home & Knight
1925-26 Spey Bridge, Newtonmore ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1925-26 Crubenmore and Loch Alvie Bridges ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1925-26 Duntocher Bridge ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1925-26 Belfast Water Tower, Northern Ireland
1925-28 Wansford Bridge ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1926-28 Dalnamein Bridge ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1926-28 Carr Bridge ... (demolished) architect: Maxwell Aryton
1926-28 Lochy Bridge ... architect: Maxwell Aryton
1927-28 Brora Bridge
1927-30 Montrose Bridge
1928-29 Pont-Rhyd-Owen Bridge
1928-30 Wadham Road Viaduct
1928-30 Harnham Bridge, Wiltshire
1928-30 Steyning Farm, Sussex
1928-30 Pilkington's Warehouse, London
1929-30 The Dorchester Hotel proposal
1929-31 Wakefield Bridge
1929-31 Llechryd Bridge proposal
1929-31 Daily Express, London ... architect: H.O. Ellis & Clarke
THE 1930s
1930-32 Boots Packed Wet Goods Factory
1931-33 Sainsburys Factory and warehouse, London (very early poured concrete, dem. 2016)
1932 Waterloo Bridge proposal
1932-33 Tunnel Cement Reinforced Concrete Laboratory
1932-34 Cumberland Garage and Car Park
1933-34 Empire Pool, Wembley
1933-35 Pioneer Health Centre, London
1933-36 Residential flats, Stanmore
c.1934 Westcliff-on-sea Pavilion proposal
c.1935 Empire Hall proposal
1935-37 Provincial Newspaper office, London
1935-38 Boots Factory extensions
1935-38 Oldhams Printing Works
1935-39 Daily Express, Manchester
1936-37 Lilley & Skinner office and warehouse extension
1936-38 Dollis Hill Synagogue
1936-39 Scottish Daily Express, Glasgow
1937-38 Removable restaurant ... opposite Wembley Stadium
1937-39 Hunt Partners extension
1937-39 Tunnel Cement Laboratory and offices
1938-39 Daily News Garage, London
1938-39 Evening Standard renovation and extension
1938-39 Proposed house at Churt
1939 Thomas S. Vandy joins Owen Williams as partner
1939-41 Vickers-Armstrong Aircraft Factory
completed by Oscar Faber & Partners
THE 1940s
1940s Firm expands and becomes Sir Owen Williams & Partners
1940-43 Concrete ships, various
1944-45 Wilvan Houses
1944-45 Mobile home
1945 Owen Williams' son, Owen Tudor Williams, joins as partner
1945-67 Newport By-pass (present-day M4)
1947-48 1948 Olympics (technical advice)
THE 1950s AND 60s
1950-55 BOAC Maintenance Headquarters, Heathrow
1950-55 Grosvenor Square car park proposal
1951-59 M1 Motorway phase one
[ M1 Motorway, earliest section, northern end ]
[ M1 Motorway standardised bridges ]
1953-66 Port Talbot By-pass
1954-56 BOAC Wing Hangars, Heathrow
1955-61 Daily Mirror Building
1956-67 M1 Motorway phase two
1958-71 Midlands links motorway
1959-60 Daily Express extension, Manchester
1960 Channel Bridge proposal
c.1960 Tiered motorway viaduct proposal
1966 Sir Owen Williams retires as Managing Partner
of Sir Owen Williams & Partners, though remains a partner
All items by Sir Owen Williams  •  Everything built ... 1890 - 1969
references  OWW, OW, DNB
williams photo  Owen Williams archive, part of Amey plc

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Findhorn Bridge
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Crubenmore Bridge
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Montrose Bridge
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Empire Pool, Wembley
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Pioneer Health Centre pool
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BOAC Maintenance Headquarters
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Channel Bridge proposal
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