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, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Sunday 20th October 2019

Austin's

Bristol Road [1]. Finally in 1917 more new shops were added to the original factory, now called the South Works, to accommodate aeroplane production.

The period after the First World War was difficult for the motor industry. Austin went temporarily into receivership in 1920 but prudent management kept the firm going and the famous Austin Seven started production in 1922. Only in 1926-7, however, did Austin start to build again, with a new administration block and despatch room fronting Lickey Road and designed by S.N. Cooke.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009