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March 1964: Handover

Phase 1 Atlas Processor Dark Room Void Ancillary Equipment Room A1 Data Preparation Lift Think Room F12 F13 F14 F15 (F16) Stairs F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 Kitchen Common Room "/> Ladies First Floor
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.

Handover: Office Block

Handover: Office Block
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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

Completed Building

Completed Building
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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.

Back of Office Block

Back of Office Block
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And the first of some staged photographs to mark the completion. Jack Howlett talks to Dorothy Phelps, head of Data Preparation

Dorothy Phelps and Jack Howlett

Dorothy Phelps and Jack Howlett
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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

Data Preparation Area

Data Preparation Area
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Phase 1 Alternator Room Garage Atlas Processor Air Conditioning Plant Room G48 G47 G46 Workshop Post Room Lift Original Entrance G19 G20 G21 G22 (G23) (G24) Stairs G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 G9 G10 G11 G12 G13 G14 G15 G16 G17 G18 Transport Calorifier Room "/> Gents /> /> /> Fermi Avenue Ground Floor
Ground Floor Plan: Phase 1