Basic Site Details

Name: Festival of Britain, Sea and Ships Section
Town, district or village: South Bank
City or county: London
Country: England
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Exhibition  
Item 2 of 2Pavilion  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2May 1951 Design exhibitedImages of the model included in the builder (11 May 1951, p654)
Item 2 of 2May 1951  Whole completed Festival of Britain reviewed, the Sea and Ships section included


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA1951  
Item 2 of 2Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1951  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp94

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 May 1951  p654 [pictures of model of Sea and Ships Section]
Item 2 of 2Builder18 May 1951  p691-3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010): information on Richard R F Cassidy's involvement.