Wallis House, Great West Quarter, Great West Road, TW8
The art deco building was designed by Wallis Gilbert and Partners and built between 1936 and 1942 as a factory for Simmonds Aerocessories. It is one of the last original buildings on what was known, in its heyday, as The Golden Mile.
Assael Architecture was appointed to prepare a masterplan to regenerate a dilapidated five hectare site located on the Great West Road that now comprises of a mix of two converted and 17 new buildings including a new landmark tower.
The vision for Wallis House was to redevelop the Grade II listed building as creatively and sensitively as possible, while providing a viable scheme including commercial office space along with 110 residential apartments. A key building in Brentford has been restored and re-used thanks to the painstaking efforts of the client and design team.
Wallis House has established itself as the iconic centrepiece of the £210 million regeneration project that is Great West Quarter, Brentford.
Winner of NLA 2012 Awards for Conservation & Retrofit.