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March 1964: Handover
First Floor Plan Phase 1
The building is handed over. Phase 1 is complete. The top 5 Offices in the Office Block house Dr Howlett, his Secretary, Synolda Butler, Bob Churchhouse, Anita , Bob and Jim's Secretary, Jim Hailstone.
Downstairs the first Office is shared by Bob Hopgood and Alex Bell, next contains Suzette Harold.
The completion of Phase 1. The Atlas Laboratory Landrover is in the Car Park as are Alex Bell's mini van and Barbara Stokoe's mini
The lower floor on the back side of the Office Block (see next photo) was a set of cells, small Offices about 6 feet wide allocated to visitors on a weekly basis. Each large window is shared by two offices. During the life of the building, some of the partitions were removed to turn them into larger offices but some remained as cells for the life of the building.
And the first of some staged photographs to mark the completion. Jack Howlett talks to Dorothy Phelps, head of Data Preparation
Data Preparation area with card punches at the front and paper tape Flexowriters at the back. Seated in the front row are ?, Dorothy Phelps and Eileen Perkins. In the second row are ? and ?. In the third row are Jo Turner and ?. Alex Bell sits at a Flexowriter nearly hidden from view