Saturday, 15 November 2014

Art Deco in Brentford

Still Rockin’ at our mooring in Brentford
 Wonderful Art Deco buildings on the Golden Mile of Great West Road.
Pyrene Building above (fire extinguishers etc) built in1929 is currently ‘To Let’ its last owners being the construction company Carillion (Balfour Beatty) 
 991 Great West Road - originally the Currys Factory and Offices (electrical wholesaler) was built in 1936
... and now owned by the multi-national advertising company JC Decaux
The Morse building is I think, a modern version of Art Deco
Looking along Great West Road - the Art Deco clock tower just to the right of middle is set atop the Gillette Factory Building.  
The white walls, fencing and piers in the picture above are all that is left of the original Firestone Tyre Factory built in 1928 and which are now grade II listed (click on the link for a very interesting article on the demolition of the original building)

The gates and piers of the Firestone Factory now give entrance to Currys/PC World (this is the same Currys that were the original owners of the current JD Deceax building (no.991 above) on the opposite side of the road.) 
I visited PC World twice today and each time as I went through these gates I saw rats running about - horrible!!

(Sorry about the quality of the above photographs, not up to my usual standard I’m afraid as they were taken on my iPhone using zoom from a distance)

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