Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Douglas Smith (quantity surveyors)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)




Level of archival description:
File 65
Extent and medium:
  • 186 reprographic copies
    168 drawings
    0.41 l.m. of textual records
    0.03 l.m. of photographic materials
Scope and content:
File documents several commissions undertaken for the British Airports Authority for the re-development of the north side of Heathrow Airport, in Hillingdon, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, with respect to the revision of BAA's Master Development Plan. Cedric Price was commissioned to present proposals for the redevelopment of the site, and for an office block, a computer center, and a boiler house. Existing conditions materials for the site include plans of the airport, plans showing height limitations, flight, and landing paths, a regional survey, aerial photographs, and a photographic panorama of the site. Existing conditions materials for the office block include site plans. Diagrammatic sketches show the relationship between various "activity" zones. Design development drawings and reprographic copies for the site include alternate site plans, site plans charting sound levels, and project progress charts. Plans show traffic flow and growth patterns, area usage, height restrictions, and potential long-term uses for the site. Design development drawings for the office block include a preliminary structural scheme, alternate office layouts, axonometric drawings, plans, sections and diagrams for the lift, graphs showing parking ratios, a diagrammatic section and grid for a parking layout, and plans, sections and diagrams for the parking structure and building entrances. Axonometric drawings show volumetric comparisons for areas designated for computers and their use. Material for the boiler house consists of two existing conditions plans, a location diagram, and an axonometric drawing. Cedric Price produced two reports for the British Airport Authority. Material from this file was published in Price, Cedric. 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 43. Material in this file was produced between 1963 and 1970.
Douglas Smith, of Baker Wilkins & Smith, is Cedric Price's quantity surveyor on this project; Margaret Maxwell is the landscape consultant hired by BAA; and Zisman, Bowyer & Partners is the firm of consulting engineers hired by BAA.

File contains conceptual drawings, design development drwings, reference drawings, presentation drawings, photographic materials, and textual records.
Reference number:



Hillingdon Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English.
Related units of description:
  • Group DR2004:0036 in the Photographic Materials series (AP144.S6) contains negatives related to this file. Group DR2004:1298 in Jobs Pending (AP144.S3.D24) contains some material that relates to this file. Group DR1995:0229:301:003 contains items that relate to BMI Headquarters (AP144.S2.D74).

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