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Rodboro Buildings
Guildford, Surrey
associated engineer
J. Lake
date  1900 - 1901
UK era  Victorian  |  category  Building  |  reference  SU994500
This three-storey, brick-walled building is probably the earliest surviving purpose-built car factory in England. It was commissioned by Henry Dennis of Dennis Bros Ltd.
Cars were lifted from floor to floor by lift to be finished on the top floor under roof lights; they were then lowered to the ground floor showroom.
The building was soon outgrown by the company who moved production elsewhere in 1905 although it continued to use the Rodboro Buildings as offices. From 1919 it was converted for use as a footwear factory and subsequently, a confectionery warehouse. The latest renovations were undertaken in the early 1990s.
reference sources   LG/SJ

Rodboro Buildings