Part of:
  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Felix J. Samuely & Partners (consulting engineering firm)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)



1955-1987, predominant 1973-1976

Level of archival description:
File 89
Extent and medium:
  • 2.44 l.m. textual records
    1.61 l.m. photographic materials
    31 drawings
    1 model
Scope and content:
File documents a design programme undertaken for construction company, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd., in London, England. The aim was to increase the efficiency of production and improve labour relations by producing enclosures, equipment, material, and information systems that would improve safety, on-site communication, and job satisfaction. Cedric Price's office produced 2 report volumes, a Portable Enclosures Programme (PEP) and used at least one construction site, at Angel Court, as a test site for the proposals. Diagrams and flow charts show preliminary planning and programming design decisions and show the relationship between present and future factors. A flow chart illustrates the scope of the program. Charts and diagrams map the relative time scale of parts of the programme over various development phases. An axonometric and cutaway drawing show the interior construction of a pedestrian walkway. Data showing both the projected and real results of a site test application of McAppy planning and equipment from 1974 to 1975 was collected and presented as a broadside. A large number of original drawings are included within the textual records. Material in this file was produced between 1955 and 1987.

Zisman, Bowyer & Partners provided consultation services.

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


Conditions governing access:
  • Group DR1995:0263:032:001 contains original documents that are contaminated and have been sealed in a Marvelseal envelope, and copies have been placed for consultation in the location of the original document.

London Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • Documents are in English, German, and Norwegian.
Related units of description:
  • Other materials related to this file include: Group DR2004:0588 in Strate (AP144.S2.D141) contains diagrams. Group DR2004:1158 in the Printed Material series (AP144.S5) contains a poster. Group DR2004:1023 in McVance (AP144.S2.D176) contains material. Group DR2004:1380 in Personal/Miscellaneous (AP144.S3.D21) contains photographic material. Group DR2004:1363 in Models, Samples and Artefacts (AP144.S7) contains material that possibly relates to the file. The following groups in this file contain materials related to other projects: Group DR1995:0263:013-030 contains material for Facelift (AP144.S2.D102). Group DR2004:1249 contains material for McVance (AP144.S2.D176).

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