Connell, Ward and Lucas Practice
On the 22nd May 1934 the Connell, Ward and Lucas architectural practice was officially formed when Colin Lucas (1906-1984), a Cambridge graduate, joined two architects from New Zealand, Amyas Connell (1901-1980) and Basil Ward (1902-1976) who had been partners since 1930.
The new practice lasted until 1939, ceasing trading at the outbreak of the Second World War (1939-1945). In just five years they designed over twenty private houses and were involved in many other projects.
Connell, Ward and Lucas' private houses included, amongst many others: The Firs and The Firkin; Greenside (or Bracken); 95 Salisbury Road; Dragons; 66 Frognal; Potcroft, and 26 Bessborough Road.
They also worked on designs for social and speculative housing projects including Kent House in Camden, Parkwood Estate in Ruislip, Middlesex, Frinton Park at Frinton-on-Sea in Essex, and Lord's Court in St. John's Wood, as well as competition entries. These included Hertford Central Offices, Newport Civic Buildings in South Wales, and St. George's Hospital in London.
Other projects include restaurant and shop fittings, as well as exhibitions and a sound studio. The archive also includes designs of unrealised projects such as the Edith Edwards Preventorium in Papworth, an Individual Health Centre, and a scheme for a community of the unemployed in Monmouthshire.
Related records in the Dennis Sharp Archive
|The Connell, Ward and Lucas Practice||DCS/2/2/5|
|The Firs, a private house in Redhill, Surrey||DCS/2/7/1|
|The Firkin, a private weekend house built in Redhill, Surrey||DCS/2/7/2|
|95 Salisbury Road, a private house built in Worcester Park, Surrey||DCS/2/7/7|
Dragons, a private weekend house in Woodmancote, West Sussex
|66 Frognal, a private house in Hampstead, London||DCS/2/7/17|
|Bracken (also known as Greenside), a private house in Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey,||DCS/2/7/22|
|Potcroft, a private house in Sutton, Pulborough, West Sussex||DCS/2/7/24|
|26 Bessborough Road, a private house in Roehampton, London||DCS/2/7/27|
|Speculative design for Parkwood Estate, Ruislip, Middlesex||DCS/2/6/11|
|Speculative design for Frinton Park, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex||DCS/2/7/3|
|Speculative design for Lord's Court, 32-36 St. John's Wood Road, London||DCS/2/7/9|
|Working class flats competition entry||DCS/2/7/10|
|Hertford County Council Buildings competition entry||DCS/2/7/11|
|Newport Civic Buildings competition entry||DCS/2/7/16|
|St George's Hospital competition entry||DCS/2/7/28|
|Ecole du Petit Cordon Bleu on 29 Sloane Street, London||DCS/2/6/8|
|The Vitamin Café at 419 Oxford Street, London||DCS/2/6/9|
|Health Shop on 70-71 Welbeck Street, London||DCS/2/6/10|
|Plastic Bathroom Exhibition||DCS/2/7/5|
|Royal Academy exhibition||DCS/2/7/29|
|Shepperton Sound Studios||DCS/2/7/6|
Unrealised project: Edith Edwards Preventorium
|Unrealised project: Individual Health Centre||DCS/2/7/14|
|Unrealised project: Scheme for community of unemployed||DCS/2/7/26|