Deposited Plan No. 4315

Fountain Street & Viaduct Street: Motor Car and Carriage Works


Deposited Plan Number:4315
Date:7 May 1908
Plans Register:1907-1909
Street:Fountain Street & Viaduct Street
Property Name / Number:no data
Area:no data
District:Central Ward
Grid Reference:no data
Building Project:Motor Car and Carriage Works
Type:Industrial - additions & alterations
Applicant:Rippon Bros.
Applicant Address:St. John's Road, Huddersfield
Architect:Joseph Berry [plans received T.W. Berry]
Architect Address:3, Market Place, Huddersfield
Status of Project:
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:no data
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Demolished
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:2157

Additional Information

The plans related to the large showroom and workshop which stood at the junction of Viadct and Fountain Streets; the site was later occupied by Hillards, later Tesco. Rippon Bros already had workshops on the site but the new building significantly enlarged their presence and capacity. It probably represents the company's success and the growing importance of car body work to Rippon Bros. The elevation of the three storey building to Viaduct Street and Fountain Street was treated as whole.The use of a cast iron (?) frame supported on cast iron colummns, not unlike those used in mill buildings allowed the building to be open and without internal supporting walls. Large windows were essential to the ground and first floor showrooms, as well as the workshops. Made up of sixteen bays, each 13 feet wide, with glass occupying the full width.The height of the windows decreased proportionately on the first and second floors. Each bay was separated by stone piers 2 feet 6 inches wide. Roofed in four parallel spans, the north face of which was glazed .