Harris & Pearson's Office as depicted in a 97 year old catalogue print
Image of Harris & Pearson text

The Harris and Pearson Office Building

The former Harris and Pearson office building in Brettell Lane, Brierley Hill, West Midlands was built in 1888 as the offices to the surrounding firebrick works.

The Harris and Pearson building is a well known local landmark and a grade II listed building.The remarkable front elevation is constructed of refractory and polychromatic brickwork and terracotta detailing all made at the works from local clay.

The fascinating story of Harris and Pearson goes back more than 200 years. Find out more from our history pages.

And the story still continues . . . after being unoccupied for 14 years the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust, together with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Architectural Heritage Fund, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council,the Manifold Trust, the Headley Trust and Advantage West Midlands, has carried out a programme of restoration.

Now that restoration work is complete, the former Harris and Pearson Office building is once again being used as office accommodation, bringing important regeneration benefits to the area.
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Background image (right): Brettell Lane Firebrick Works

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The Restoration Project started on schedule in April 2004 and was completed in February 2005. Read more about it in the Project Progress Reports.

Take a virtual walk round the restored building in the virtual tour. Other educational resources are also available.

Do you have any memories of working at the Harris & Pearson Company? Several former employees have recorded their memories. The full recordings are now available to download

Learn about Hans Schwarz, a successful artist, who provided illustrations for a booklet outlining the history of the Harris and Pearson Building from 1852-1952. NEW

See drawings and memories by former employee, R.E.Cook.

Read more about former Production Assistant and Pattern Maker Harry Smith

The History of Harris & Pearson Families pages are now live.

Would you like to help with other restoration projects? Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact us or visit the WMHBT website.

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Last updated: March 6th 2006

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