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|The hall's resident engineer, Colin Prior who supervised the construction of the freestanding asymmetric hyperbolic paraboloids.
Worked as a graduate engineer under training in Glasgow for Babtie (Dams & Drydock) in 1968 when he spotted an advert
in the Daily Telegraph for work on a set of shell roofs in Huddersfield, He had just brought the expensive book "CANDELLA
the Shell builder" by Peter Faber so was keen and well briefed and got the job at £2,000/ 0s/0d pa but for a 9 month
At the end of the project he became a chartered engineer in September 1969 at age 25. After the shell work was completed
so was his involvement with Huddersfield.
Joined Taylor Woodrow International and stayed 17 years, initially a quick trip to Sierra Leone then on site in Romania
(Irrigation), Northern Australia, (Shiploader platform), Salalah, Oman later in London occupying posts in the triangle
of Design, Estimating and Planning,
Has since been a construction planning engineer or manager with Higgs and Hill, Sir Robert McAlpine and 12 years
freelancing This has taken him to Majorca, Finland, Russia, Dortmund and Southwark Station on the Jubilee Line. More
recently generally working in residential conversions and new build in London.