The Festival of Britain

The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition held throughout the United Kingdom in the summer of 1951. It was organised by the government to give the British a feeling of recovery in the aftermath of war and to promote the British contribution to science, technology, industrial design, architecture and the arts. The Festival's centrepiece was in London on the South Bank of the Thames.

Stramit was selected to help deliver the Chicheley Street Gate entrance pavilions. The eight site administration office units were suspended five meters off the ground from a steel A-Frame. The units were clad in 58 mm CSB and cement rendered. Each of the units saw life after the festival as offices at Stramits main factory in Suffolk and as holiday accommodation in Norfolk.


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