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Fort Dunlop Warehouse
Birmingham, West Midlands
associated engineer
Not known
date  1925
era  Modern  |  category  Building  |  reference  SP128903
This massive, multi-storey warehouse is a good example of a stores building of the interwar period, before technological changes reversed the trend for massive warehousing.
The external walls are of red brick, and the frame is steel encased in concrete, supporting concrete floors. The building is seven storeys high with an impressive 44 window bays, and the basement provides an eighth storage floor. Protection for goods during receiving and dispatch was provided by a glazed canopy at ground floor level.
The warehouse can be clearly seen from the M6 motorway near Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction.
Architect: Sidney Gott (Oldham)
Construction: W. Gubbings of Birmingham
reference sources   LG/SJ

Fort Dunlop Warehouse