Workers who built the London Central Mosque with their families at the mosque, Westminster, Greater London Authority

There had been attempts to build a new mosque in Central London since 1900. In the early 1940s the British government gave land in Regent's Park as a gift to the Muslim Community in Great Britain. In 1969 an international competition to design the mosque was launched. The winning design was by Sir Frederick Gibberd, and the mosque was built by John Laing plc between 1974 and1977. This photograph was taken on the day the mosque was handed over to the Muslim community. It shows the workers who built the mosque and their families. John Laing plc built a 'family' ethos, employees took pride in their work, and the company developed welfare initiatives for their staff and families.


Greater London Westminster


1970s (1970 - 1979)



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