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Birmingham, Armour Road, BSA Factory

Lanchester and Rudge were relatively small manufacturers, and their war production was small compared to the major firms in the trade. The huge New Building at the B.S.A. factory in Armoury Road, Small Heath, built in 1914-6 and designed by the Trussed ConcreteGlossary Term Steel Co. Ltd., was a notable early example of a reinforcedGlossary Term concreteGlossary Term frame. It was demolished in the 1970s, but the similar 1915-6 Trussed ConcreteGlossary Term Steel extension to their older factory on the opposite side of the road survives. In a very Birmingham way, it looks almost derelict, but is used by an Asian-run firm who repair taxis.