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HR Wallingford celebrates 70 years making waves

By [email protected] - 21st April 2017 - 14:11

HR Wallingford is celebrating 70 years of working with water. Founded in March 1947 in Teddington, as the Hydraulics Research Organisation, the company moved to Wallingford in 1951, to take advantage of Howbery Park’s 70 acre site and riverside location. Its large-scale tests and experiments needed lots of space and a plentiful supply of water, all of which Howbery Park could offer, including a historic Manor House which could be adapted for office use. Dr Bruce Tomlinson, HR Wallingford’s Chief Executive, says: “Our water-related research and consultancy is as relevant today as it was 70 years ago. Since then, Howbery Park has also grown, developing into a successful business park with a strong commitment to sustainability.”