Our history

1888

Parkman established as a water and public health business.

1889

Invented and designed the first football net which was used by the Football Association in 1890.

1897

LG Mouchel was licensed to use the new technique of reinforcing concrete using iron bars developed by François Hennebique.

1901

Designed the first reinforced concrete bridge in the UK, a skew bridge at Chewton Glen in Hampshire.

1910

Mouchel designed the Michelin Building in London.

1924

Lister Drive Power Station, Liverpool. LG Mouchel & Partners designed the UK's first natural draught hyperbolic-curved reinforced concrete cooling towers.

1931

Mouchel was commissioned to design the first two chimneys of the iconic Battersea Power Station, changing London's skyline south of the River Thames forever.

1935

Mouchel designed Earls Court Exhibition Centre (Earls Court One); when built, it was one of the largest reinforced buildings in the world.

1942

Mouchel staff went to the War Office to work on Mulberry Harbour. They were made with concrete designed by Mouchel as steel was scarce.

1947

Mouchel designed Nunn's Bridge, Lincolnshire, the first prestressed concrete road bridge in the UK.

1978

Mouchel undertook the planning and preliminary design of 8km of complex urban motorway ringing Kuwait City.

1984

Mouchel designed the first twin bored tunnel for the A27 Brighton Bypass.

1986

Mouchel won a five-year commission to manage the maintenance of all motorways in Greater Manchester.

1990

Mouchel began working with the Highways Agency on the M25 controlled motorway scheme.

2000

Mouchel was appointed to carry out a feasibility study into using the motorway hard shoulder as a part-time traffic lane.

2005

Accord, a joint venture, (later EnterpriseMouchel and now EM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mouchel) was formed to tackle integrated highways contracts.

2007

Mouchel began a 12-year joint venture partnership with Oldham Council to help transform the council’s services.

2010

Joint venture, DownerMouchel, secured its 
first of three Integrated Services Arrangements, representing around 40% of Western Australia's strategic road network.

2011

Mouchel, with our joint venture partner, Thales UK, launched the new National Traffic Information Service.

2013

Joint venture, DownerMouchel, broke into Eastern Australia winning two large maintenance contracts.

2013

Mouchel celebrated 125 years of forward thinking by abseiling down London's iconic Battersea Power Station. We raised more than £47,000 for Barnardo's.

2014

EM Highway Services mobilises Area 9, the Highways Agency’s largest Asset Support Contract.

2014

Joint venture, DownerMouchel, won contract to bring ITS ‘know how’ to Sydney’s Metro West Zone and regional New South Wales.