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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): CTU
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1970-1988
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3.75 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Central Technical Unit | Greater London Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Technical Services departments at the Greater London Council (GLC) provided a fully comprehensive building service from design and construction to maintenance. The departments included Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Valuation, Project Management and London Community Builders. The Technical Services Group allowed the GLC to sustain major programmes of work such as housing renovation and the construction of industrial buildings.


Scope and content/abstract:

Soil surveys for a number of buildings and sites in London, 1971-1984; project files, 1987-1988, containing plans, drawings, site surveys, elevations, tenders, contracts and notes for a number of buildings including Kilmonie School, Settle Street School, Raines Tertiary College, Eliot Bank School, Fairlawn School, Tewkesbury Estate School, Jewish Free School, Camden, Templars School, County Hall boiler-house and calorifiers, Durrington Road and Courage Industrial Site; remedial works and conditions surveys for sites including Yeading Green Estate, Pilgrim Estate, Copley Close Estate, Hanwell Estate, Islip Manor Estate, Northolt Park Estate and Ruislip Gardens Estate, 1970-1988; electrical and mechanical condition surveys for various locations, 1970-1988.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

CTU/01: Soil Surveys; CTU/02: Aperture cards of Service Plans; CTU/03-04: microfiche of Soil Survey plans; CTU/05-06: Aperture cards of Soil Survey plans; CTU/07-10: Project files.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the Greater London Council.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2009

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