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Correspondence Thames House, Westminster: North and South Blocks

SIR,-On reading through the article in your last issue of The Structural Engineer, I find that perhaps the good work done by Messrs. John Mowlem & Co., Ltd., on the substructure was not sufficiently brought out in the paper. I should, therefore, be glad if you could incorporate, say, in the discussion, the following:- “It is noteworthy to observe the excellent work executed by Messrs. John Mowlem & Co., Ltd., on the substructure portion of the building. In spite of very difficult conditions existing on the site, it being subject to tidal reaction, such good progress was made by the Contractors that the retaining wall was sufficiently completed, and the concrete foundations for the stanchions far enough advanced, to enable the erection of the steel frame to commence four months after the commencement of the work was made on the site.”