HC Deb 26 April 1909 vol 4 c160W

asked the Postmaster-General if the construction of the new General Post Office in Newgate Street, E.G., is to be executed entirely in reinforced concrete Hennebique system of ferro-concrete; if so, were other systems examined before the adoption of the Hennebique; and are any or all of the articles used in this system made in England?


The entire structure, with the exception of street facades, which are of granite and stone, is of reinforced concrete on the Hennebique system, and this part of the work is now practically completed. Other methods were examined before the Hennebique system was decided upon for this building. All materials used in the construction are of British manufacture.