Great West Road
Factory built in 1937, currently vacant.
Grade II statutory listed.
English Heritage Listing
Premises Of Gillette Uk Ltd
1937. Bannister Fletcher, Architect.
Two storeys and basement with very lofty central tower. Brick. Three-seven-three-seven-three bays. Ends project slightly and have both storeys of iron-framed windows in a recessed panel. Main windows also in two storeys with decorative metal aprons without brickwork.
Plain parapet. Further storey set back behind parapet. Central part projects and has itself a projecting centre as base to tower. Central entrance approached by steps. Tower has plain shaft except for slight pilaster-strips and small slit windows. Open stage with enlarged classical window surround and balustrade on each face; surmounted by shaped top storey with clock face on each. Shorter return fronts similar to main front. Parts beyond these are not of special interest.
Four Lamp Standards With Lanterns Outside The Main Entrance
Ornate Victorian cast iron street lamp originally for gas, now converted, flanking the steps to the main entrance of the Gillette Factory, a much later building, by Bannister Fletcher. Lamps supported on putti, on stone plinth.
Telephone Kiosk Outside Gillette Building, Syon Rd
Telephone kiosk. Type K6. Designed 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Made by Carron Company. Cast iron. Square kiosk with domed roof. Unperforated crowns to top panels and margin glazing to windows and door.
Telephone kiosk is looking in a poor state at time of writing, 2013. See Kiosk No 6.
Gillette moved out in 2006 when production was relocated to Poland.
It was sold to the Bonnington Group and permission was granted for the redevelopment into a hotel and business park.
Gillette Corner sells for £23 million , August 2013.
Aerial picture, 1936.
Archive interior photos via Razor Archive.