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8 Lloyds Avenue, City Of London, Greater London

8 Lloyds Avenue, City Of London, Greater London
Photograph taken 24 May 1907 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL19950A

Construction workers laying a 'hollow pot' reinforced concrete floor at number 8 Lloyds Avenue. The Bedford Lemere daybook entry for this photograph bears a note reading 'Holland Hannen', and it is likely that this refers to the building firm of the period. The 'hollow pot' system, known as the Kahn system, was invented by Julius Kahn in 1903 and was much used for flooring. This building was designed by Richard Norman Shaw for Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers.