Isokon Ltd

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1187 PP/15
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      5 files; 6 boxes

Scope and Content

Correspondence and documents regarding various real estate businesses set up and investigated by Jack and Molly Pritchard, and Wells Coates

Isokon Control Company Ltd, incorporated on 8 February 1935 was originally known as Extraordinary Ltd, incorporated on 21 November 1928. It become known as Wells Coates & Partners Ltd on 30 September 1930 and on 20 June 1932 it became known as Isokon Ltd. Isokon (Lawn Road) Ltd and Isokon (Windsor) Ltd were subsidiaries of the parent company.

Isokon (Lawn Road) Ltd, incorporated on 26 February 1935 was the subsidiary company set up to purchase Lawn Road Flats from Isokon Ltd, the Isokon Control Company managing the property.

Isokon (Windsor) Ltd was the company formed out of the project or scheme to build flats in Windsor. The scheme was also known as Isokon No 3 . The flats were to be built on the St Leonard's Hill Estate in Windsor. Insufficient funds were raised for the scheme and it never went ahead, despite substantial progress which had been made. Included are brochures, plans, and feasibility studies.

Isokon Flats (Manchester) related to a proposed flat building scheme in Manchester known as Isokon 2 . All aspects of the scheme are covered: finance; feasibility studies; building site proposals; building plans and building restrictions, etc. Correspondencts include, among others: A.P. Simon (landowner) and Adams, Thompson & Fry (town planning consultants and architects). The flats were never built.

Isokon Flats (Birmingham) contains all correspondence relating to proposed flats which were to have been built in Birmingham on Philip Florence's land. A complication was that the land was zoned for private residential use only and the flats would result in a multiple dwelling. The final plan was for 16 flats in 4 blocks. The flats were never built.


  • PP/15/1 Isokon Control Company Ltd 1928-1969; 1979
  • PP/15/2 Isokon (Lawn Road) Ltd 1935-1975
  • PP/15/3 Isokon (Windsor) Ltd 1932-1947
  • PP/15/4 Isokon 2 : Manchester Scheme 1934; 1936
  • PP/15/5 Isokon 2 : Birmingham Scheme 1935-1938