History

Our company was established in 1919 and we are getting ready to celebrate our centenary.

Archibald Henderson started the company, Henderson & Nicol, in 1919 in Aberdeen in partnership with George Gordon Nicol. In 1938 the company changed its name to Arch Henderson and Partners and had an office in Bridge St, Aberdeen. Mr Henderson specialised in harbour and dock works, river training, and dredging, in Scotland, England and Ireland; although he also worked for a while in Brazil, Spain and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). One of the company’s first projects was in the early 1920s when Mr Henderson came to Lerwick to work with Lerwick Harbour Trust on the Albert Wharf – Alexandra Wharf scheme, and Arch Henderson has been working with Lerwick Port Authority ever since.

For a relatively small company we have made quite an impact on many of the ports and harbours in Scotland, and other places around the world. The company continues to expand and now employees over 70 staff in eight offices, and our work has diversified to include a wider range of commercial, industrial and architectural projects.

As we get ready to celebrate the 100th year of Arch Henderson we are carrying out some research into the history of the company which we will publish in due course.

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