|Joe Darby, (Chairman)|
Sir John Gains, (CEO)
Number of employees
The company was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1902 and went public on the London Stock Exchange in 1924. A long-standing national contractor, Mowlem developed a network of regional contracting businesses including Rattee and Kett of Cambridge (bought in 1926); E. Thomas of the west country (bought in 1965); Ernest Ireland of Bath; and the formation of a northern region in 1970. During the Second World War the company was one of the contractors engaged in building the Mulberry harbour units.
Mowlem acquired SGB Group, a supplier of scaffolding, in 1986. Mowlem also bought Unit Construction in 1986, giving the firm a substantial presence in private housebuilding - within two years, sales were up to an annual rate of 1,200. The ensuing recession led to losses of over £180m between 1991 and 1993 and banking covenants came under pressure. The housing division was sold to Beazer in 1994.
Mowlem was bought by Carillion in February 2006.
Major projects undertaken by or involving Mowlem included:
- Billingsgate Fish Market completed in 1874
- Smithfield Fruit Market completed in 1882
- The Imperial Institute completed in 1887
- The Woolwich Ferry terminals opened in 1889
- Liverpool Street station and the Great Eastern Hotel completed in 1891
- The Institution of Civil Engineers completed in 1911
- Admiralty Arch completed in 1912
- The Port of London Authority Building completed in 1919
- Bush House completed in 1923
- The London Post Office Railway completed in 1927
- Piccadilly Circus tube station completed in 1928
- Battersea Power Station completed in 1933
- The reconstruction works at Buckingham Palace in 1943 following bomb damage
- The reconstruction of the House of Commons in 1947 also following bomb damage
- The William Girling Reservoir completed in 1951
- Hunterston A nuclear power station completed in 1957
- The Strand Underpass completed in 1962
- Millbank Tower completed in 1963
- The reconstruction of 10 Downing Street in 1963
- A new nave and altar for Westminster Abbey in 1966
- London Bridge completed in 1972
- The Natwest Tower completed in 1979
- Mount Pleasant Airfield completed in 1986
- The Docklands Light Railway completed in 1987
- The Manchester Metrolink completed in 1991
- The refurbishment of Thames House completed in 1994
- The refurbishment of the Albert Memorial completed in 1998
- The expansion of James Cook University Hospital completed in 2003
- The Alice Springs to Darwin railway completed in 2003
- The Spinnaker Tower completed in 2005 the Twickenham Stadium South Stand completed in 2006
- The Dublin Port Tunnel completed in 2006
Mowlem was also the owner and developer of London City Airport completed in 1986.
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- Mowlem 1822 - 1972 - company brochure