The work which forms the subject of this short paper is the first stage in the construction of a new factory for Messrs. Ashmore, Benson, Pease & Co., at Stockton-on-
Tees. The entire new works cover an area of approximately 1OO acres, and are expected eventually to provide a covered floor space of about 40 acres. The area of the new constructional shop in this first stage is approximately 132,000 sq. ft.