We have often wondered this ourselves but unfortunately the total volumetric concrete London area is almost impossible to work out. We looked the estimated volumetric concrete London placed at the famous landmark, Big Ben, and came up with the facts that it was built on a 50 feet square (15.2m) raft structure which is made of 10 feet (3m) thick concrete which is set at a depth of 13 feet (4m) below ground level. That’s a lot of concrete! We looked at a few other sites in the greater London area and marvelled at how much concrete it would take if we had to build them again today.
We wonder if it would have been easier to build the large structures of the era if they had the benefits of premixed concrete Surrey area or anywhere in the surroundings. Take a look at Hampton Court Castle for instance, while it did not have access to premixed concrete Surrey area or nearby, and it is also part of the greater London area, so it would have to factor in to the volumetric concrete London total if we had to add it in.
It was built in 1515 in the time of King Henry VIII and consists of two distinctly different styles, Baroque and Tudor due to the expansion project of King William III in the following century. We wonder if the kitchen extensions idea was King Williams or King George II, who was the last monarch to reside there. If you look deeper in to the history, it comes to light that Queen Elizabeth I was the monarch whose kitchen extension idea resulted in the remodelling of the eastern kitchen, which is now a public tea room.
Another well-known landmark is Kew Palace, which is one of the smallest palaces in the UK. If they were able to get their hands on premixed concrete Surrey and surroundings, they may have managed the upkeep and remodelling of this palace and it may have been much larger today. When looking at the volumetric concrete London side, this little palace would still need to be taken in to account as it is still substantially larger than most homes in the area. The “Royal Kitchens” was a kitchen extension idea of Frederick, the Prince of Wales at the time, who arrived at Kew Castle in 1728.
There are numerous historic buildings in and around the greater London area. There are too many to mention here, but when looking at the volumetric concrete London totals, we did have to get some idea of the amount that would have gone in to building the iconic Windsor Castle.
Windsor Castle is the royal residence based in Windsor itself and has been around since the early 11th century. This huge, majestic castle is a popular tourist attraction today and is generally where Queen Elizabeth II, the current monarch, spends her weekends. This is also where heads of state and other dignitaries are hosted by the British Royal family. The Castle is famous for its massive gardens and walkways, many of which are open to the public. The tree-lined ‘Long Walk’ is a favourite with walkers and joggers alike, and the stunning grounds are often used for picnics and relaxation.