Gillette Building, London Art Deco, Hounslow Architecture Photos, Design, Syon Lane Property Images

Gillette Building London

Art Deco Development in Hounslow, west London Property design by Sir Banister Fletcher, UK

4 Jul 2009

Gillette Building

Location: West Cross industrial estate, Osterley / Brentford, west London
Date built: 1936
Design: Sir Banister Fletcher

Famous Art Deco architecture

Location: north of the Great West Rd and the junction to Syon Lane and it lies to the East of Syon Lane.

Gillette Building Gillette Building London
photos © Nick Weall

Gillette Building in London

aka Gillette Corner – razor factory, Hounslow

Status: Grade II listed

Key feature: four-faced neon-illuminated clock surmounting a slender tower

Type: office and works development

Materials: brick with stone trim and metal-framed windows

Former European headquarters of the Gillette Company (Boston, USA)

Borough: Hounslow

Nearest tube: Boston Manor / Osterley

Gillette Corner – Regeneration as hotel
Date: 2007-
Design: HOK

Gillette Corner is a crossroads in west London. The junction of the ancient road of Syon Lane (B454) and the Great West Road A4, Gillette Corner marks the border between Osterley and Brentford.

It marks the western end of the Great West Road’s “Golden Mile” of classic 1930s developments in commercial and industrial architecture. The land to the north east of the junction contains the ‘Gillette Building’, a grade II listed Art Deco style office and works development.

Designed by Sir Banister Fletcher it incorporates a high brick tower surmounted by a four-faced neon-illuminated clock. As this tall structure sits on high ground it represents a prominent local landmark and can be seen from afar, day and night. From the early 1930s until the early 21st century this building was the European headquarters of the Gillette Company, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Location: Gillette Building, West Cross industrial estate, Osterley, North West London, England, UK

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