Fonds GB 0210 RHWATES - R.H. Williams Associates (Consulting Engineers) Archive

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R.H. Williams Associates (Consulting Engineers) Archive


  • 1971-2001 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2.898 cubic metres (72 boxes)

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Name of creator

Administrative history

R. H. Williams Associates was founded by Richard Hugh Williams, Structural Engineer, in October 1977. The practice was later known as R. H. Williams Consultants Ltd., Consulting Structural & Civil Engineers; and R. H. Williams Associates, Consultant Structural Engineers. Initially based in Cardiff, Mr. Williams and his associates undertook projects across the whole of Wales and eventually re-located to offices in Caernarvon in 1992. The practice specialized in the structural design of all forms of buildings, and had experience in all stages of construction, from feasibility studies to site supervision. Projects undertaken by the practice reflect a broad range of structures including hotels, private residences, hospitals, sports facilities, educational buildings, public buildings, offices and commercial developments, religious buildings, factories and warehouses, water towers and water retaining structures.

The practice was awarded the Prince of Wales Committee and Civic Trust Awards in 1986 for the St. Giles Technology Park, Newtown, for the Development Board for Rural Wales.

Archival history

The records were held by Richard H. Williams prior to their transfer to NLW.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr. Richard Williams in December 2017.

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Scope and content

Records of R H Williams Associates, Consulting Structural & Civil Engineers. Material comprises architectural drawings and job (project) files. Project files include letters & correspondence, architect’s instructions, fee schedules, structural calculations, copies of working drawings, completion certificates, structural surveys, specifications, test reports, site visit minutes and reports, and similar documentation.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records donated to NLW have been retained apart from duplicates and papers relating to confidential or legal matters. Duplicates have been destroyed; papers relating to legal matters have been returned to the donor. Authority to destroy records is given in the Deposit Agreement.


Accruals to the collection are not likely.

System of arrangement

Arranged according to provenance in four groups, following original project codes: G Group, H Group, O Group and P Group. File names are based on original file titles.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Mostly English, with some Welsh.

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Finding aids

The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Existence and location of copies

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Architectural drawings have been transferred to the Graphics and Audio-visual Department.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2018; revised February 2019




Material contained within the archive was used in the compilation of this description.

Archivist's note

Compiled by Lorena Troughton, assisted by Esyllt Jewell.

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