Dowty Rotol - Front Office Building Refurbishment

Dowty Rotol – Front Office Building Refurbishment

In 1990 the iconic white Front Office building and adjacent red brick buildings were extensively refurbished.

Below are some of the photographs showing the works that were involved.

John Herring states that it was built by Rotol Airscrews – originally with just two storeys and a third was added later. It’s now the Safran Landing Systems ‘East Block’. I ran a refurb’ project in the early 1990s to modernise it and the neighbouring West Block.

It cost around £750,000 and both blocks were completely gutted and new office accomodation built within. The windows were replaced with double glazed units, but had to have false bars in them to comply with listed building status. And lots of lovely parquet floors were covered up with carpet tiles.

Photographs and description of work courtesy of John Herring

 

Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 04
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 07
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 06
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 05
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 03
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 02
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 01
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - Red-West Block Ext 02
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - Red-West Block Ext 01
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 08
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 09
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 08
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - Block Int 07
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 06
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 05
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 04
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 03
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 02
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Int 01
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 19
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 18
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 17
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 16
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 15
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 14
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 13
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 12
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 11
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 10
John Herring
Dowty Rotol Front Office Refurbishment c.1990 - East Block Ext 09
John Herring

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