Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Ireland) Ltd, civil engineering contractors, Dublin, Ireland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1923
  • Board minutes 1923-1930
  • Register of members 1925-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Ireland) Ltd , civil engineering contractors, Dublin, Ireland, was incorporated as a limited liability company by the family partnership of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons , civil engineering contractors, London, England, in 1923  with a share capital of £25,000. The company was established to take control of the parent companies civil engineering contract work in Ireland and act as their agents. The first directors of the company were Sir Robert McAlpine, Sir Malcolm McAlpine and John Barr with Sir Malcolm as chairman. In 1926  , the company won the contract to build a tunnel under the river Liffey from the Dublin Corporation and in 1927  a contract for drainage at New Lotts. In the same year they also won a contract to sink 50 piles for the Annstey Bridge, Dublin. The company was still in operation in 1946  .

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

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, January 2003

No alterations made to date

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