Richard Klinger Factory, Edgington Way, Orpington, Greater London

Richard Klinger Factory, Edgington Way, Orpington, Greater London
Photograph taken 12 August 2007 © Mr Richard M. Brown FRICS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 475690

This factory was built in 1937 to the designs of Wallis Gilbert and partners for Richard Klinger Ltd. The Klinger company was founded in Austria in 1893 and made gaskets for engines and hydraulic pipelines and also water level gauges and valves. This building was built in the latest Modern style of architecture. The building originally had water tanks at the top of the central tower. There was a second floor company flat intended for visiting Austrian executives, offices on the first floor, cutting shop and tool room on the ground floor and storage for rubber, asbestos, chemicals and consumable items in the basement.

Location

Greater London Orpington

Period

1930s (1930 - 1938)

Tags

factory industry architecture modern