Demolition of St Leonards Works, Stafford

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Date:17th of July 2018

Description:A view of St Leonard’s Works, Stafford during demolition.

St Leonard’s Works in Stafford was originally built in the 1960s during English Electric’s ownership. The site became part of GEC (The General Electric Company) during 1968 and over the years was often known as Measurements or the M.R.I. (Meters, Relays and Instruments) and later as P&C (Protection and Control). On 22 March 1989 it became part of GEC ALSTHOM, an Anglo French Joint Venture. On 22 June 1998 this in turn became part of ALSTOM with a global headquarters in Paris and on 2 November 2015 the Stafford Grid and Power Businesses became part of GE (General Electric, an American Company).

During 2017 employees from St Leonards site were gradually transferred to new premises on the Redhill Business Park, near to the A34, Stone Road, Stafford. In January 2018 the St Leonard’s site car park was ripped up and during the year the factory and offices were demolished to make way for a proposed housing development.