In August - 1969 IBM United Kingdom Ltd. appointed Arup Associates to investigate the feasibility of developing part of the mud flats along the foreshore at Cosham near Portsmouth as a site for a new administrative headquarters to replace their existing headquarters at Chiswick.

Alongside a masterplan examining the site, we prepared a design that would play host to 3000 staff, with work formally beginning in September 1970. Our cover article looks more closely at this work and the results achieved.

Additional articles in this issue of The Arup Journal include: The new grandstand at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in South London; The GLADYS computer system for reinforced concrete design calculations; Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall in London.

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The Arup Journal 1978 - Issue 1