Great West Road Buildings, London, Photos

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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.

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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

1000 Great West Road
1000 Great West Road

Barons Court Station, Margravine Gdns, Palliser Rd and Talgarth Rd
Barons Court Station Barons Court Station Barons Court Station

Barons Keep, Palliser Rd, north side of Talgarth Rd
Barons Keep

Carillion Building
Carillion Building

Chiswick Moran Hotel, 626 Chiswick High Road
Chiswick Moran Hotel

EMC Building, east of Worley Parsons, Great West Road
EMC Building

Gillette Building
Gillette Building

Great West House, off the Great West Rd to the south and Boston Manor Rd to the east
Great West House Great West House

Great West Rd Building, north side of the Great West Road, adj. Chiswick flyover, and Ealing Road to the West
Great West Rd Building Great West Rd Building

Great West Road Building, west side of the roundabout of the Great West Road (A4) and the A316 Hogarth Lane
Great West Road Building Great West Road Building

Great West Road Flats – new development by Barratts, south side of the Great West Road with the Chiswick flyover soaring above and Ealing Lane flanking the development to the west
Great West Road Flats

Glaxo Smith Kline building
Glaxo Smith Kline building

Hammersmith Pumping Station : Old Water Board Pumping Station converted into flats Great West Rd almost opposite St Peter’s Church
Hammersmith Pumping Station Hammersmith Pumping Station

JC Decaux building
JC Decaux building

Lakeside Road Incinerator, flanked by Lakeside Road to the North, Colnbrook bypass (A4) to the West & M25 to the East
Lakeside Road Incinerator

Morse – Profile West, north side of Great West Road, west of Glaxo Smith Kline building
Morse Morse Morse

St Peter’s Church, Great West Road, Hammersmith
St Peter's Church Hammersmith

The Sega Building, south side of the Great West Road opposite Worley Parsons
Sega Building Sega Building

Sky Television building, off Grant Way & Syon Lane, close to the Great West Rd
Sky Television building

Talgarth Road Artist Studios – purpose-built with north light windows
Talgarth Road Artist Studios Talgarth Road Artist Studios

Thames Valley University
Thames Valley University

Vantage West
Vantage West

Worley Parsons Building
Worley Parsons Building

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Art Deco Architecture

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.
Souce: wikipedia


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