Great West Road Buildings, London, Golden Mile Photos, Architecture, Pictures, Brentford Property
Great West Road London : Building Photos
Golden Mile Architecture Photography by Nick Weall in Brentford, west London, England, UK
4 Jul 2009
Great West Road Buildings
These Architecture photographs based around the Great West Road (and continuation east as Talgarth Road) are taken by Nick Weall with a Nikon D700 using either a 14-24mm Nikkor Lens or a 24-70mm Nikkor lens. All images taken with a tripod.
All Brentford building images are available for purchase, please contact info(at)e-architect.co.uk
Brentford Building Photos © Nick Weall – from 4 July 2009
Golden Mile : 1930s commercial + industrial architecture
A whole range of other designs from other ages, styles and typologies in between.
Key West London Buildings, listed alphabetically – more images + links online soon
More London Building Photos online soon
London Architecture Photos – full set by Nick Weall
Great West Road London
The Golden Mile is the name given to a stretch of the Great West Road north of Brentford running west from the western boundary of Chiswick in London, United Kingdom.
It was so called due to the concentration of industry along this short stretch of road. This section of the Great West Road was opened in 1925 in order to bypass the notoriously congested Brentford High Street and several factories of architectural merit were rapidly built along the road to take advantage of both the good communications it provided, and the easy availability of land for new buildings. Many examples of the Art Deco architecture remain. However, no commercial buildings could be built further west along the Great West Road (A4) after Syon Lane (Gillette Corner) as the land was owned by the Church Commissioners. Syon Lane railway station was built especially for the workers at these various factories. Land for the Great West Road was compulsorily purchased. It seems likely that housing was dictated by the 1923 (and later) Housing Acts which gave house builders incentives to build houses; also the need to have workers living near the factories.