Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Ltd, civil engineering contractors, London, England

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Board minutes 1931-1936
  • Annual general meetings minutes 1932-1937
  • Private ledger 1931-1946
  • Private cash book 1931-1932
  • Cash book 1935-1937

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Ltd , civil engineering contractors, London, England, was incorporated as a limited liability company by the family partnership of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons , civil engineering contractors, London, England, in 1931  with a share capital of £100,000. The company was established to take control of the parent companies civil engineering contract work in the north-east of England in a similar way as Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (London) Ltd was already doing in the south of England. The company's first directors were Sir Robert McAlpine and his sons, Robert, William Hepburn, Sir Malcolm, Alfred, Thomas, Robert (Robin) and Robert Edwin along with an employee of the partnership, James Bryden.

Major contracts included construction of the Dunston power station, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, England, for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Electric Supply Co Ltd and a Quay extension for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation . The company hired is plant from the parent company, and was registered at the London office of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons on Pall Mall.

In 1984  , the company changed its name to Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Construction) Ltd and then became Sir Robert McAlpine (Construction) Ltd in 1992. In 2003, the company was dormant.

Russell, Iain F, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons: The Early Years ( Wiltshire , 1988  )

Arrangement

The material has been arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd : 1985

Other Finding Aids

Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, subsidiaries and related companies are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 254

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3111) and London (NRA32523)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Kettering. Transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 1985 during the preparation of the company history.

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

The records of the following Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons companies are held by Glasgow University Archive Services:

GB 248 UGD 254/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/2 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (London) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/3/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Scotland) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/3/2 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine Properties (Scotland) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/4 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Midlands) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/5 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/6 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Ireland) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/7 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Birmingham) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/10 Records of Dorchester House Hotel

GB 248 UGD 254/11 Records of Victoria Agency Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/18 Records of McAlpine Ferro-Concrete Co Ltd

Material in other repositories: no material associated by provenance

Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, January 2003

No alterations made to date