Originally formed as C. J. Pell & Partners by Cecil Pell in 1926, the firm made its start in London, growing quickly in the years that followed - especially following the Second World War. During its early years, it centered its work on structural engineering and mechanical and electrical building services.
The company rose to national prominence in the 1960s with the structural engineers behind the iconic 117m high Centre Point. Its unusual construction - made of precast concrete pieces assembled on site by crane - rose at a then-record rate of one floor complete every seven days, all without external scaffolding.
Pell Frischmann was my Dad's place of work for a number of years as a Senior Traffic Engineer and I have worked with them on a number of projects.
The largest being the Bus Priority System with Blackpool council.