Wallis, Gilbert and Partners
Wallis, Gilbert and Partners was a British architectural partnership responsible for the design of many Art Deco buildings in the UK in the 1920s and 1930s. It was established by Thomas Wallis (1873–1953) in 1914. Although the identity of Gilbert has not been established, later partners included Douglas Wallis (1901–1968), Agbolahan Adesegun (1935–2008) and J. W. MacGregor (d. 1994). Notable buildings include the Hoover Factory and the Firestone Tyre Factory.
- The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes, 1907 (former EMI factory complex)
- Caribonum Factory, Leyton, London, 1918.
- General Electrical Company Witton Works, Electric Avenue, Birmingham 1920.
- The Solex Factory, Marylebone Road, London, 1925.
- Wrigley's Factory, Wembley, London, 1926.
- The Shannon Factory, Kingston, London, 1928.
- Firestone Tyre Factory, Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, 1928-1929 (Demolished 1980).
- Pyrene Building, Great West Road, Brentford 1929-1930
- Tower and extension to the 'Alaska' factory, Bermondsey, London 1930s.
- Albion Motor Car Company Ltd Works, Scotstoun, Glasgow 1930.
- India Tyre Factory, Inchinnan 1930-1931.
- Daimler Hire Garage, 9 Herbrand Street, London 1931.
- British Bemberg Factory, Doncaster, Yorkshire, 1931.
- Hoover Factory, Western Avenue, Perivale 1931-1938.
- Victoria Coach Station, London, 1931-1932.
- Coty Cosmetics Factory, Great West Road, Brentford 1932.
- ASEA Factory (latterly the Hawker Siddeley Power Transformer Factory before its closure in 2003), Waltham Forest 1936.
- Simmonds Aerocessories, later Beecham's Pharmaceuticals Factory, Great West Road, Brentford 1936-1942.
- Richard Klinger Factory, Sidcup, London 1937.
- Tilling-Stevens Factory, Maidstone, Kent 1917.
The company also designed numerous smaller coach stations at:-
- Amersham, Buckinghamshire
- Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
- Hertford, Hertfordshire
- Peckham, London (demolished 1995).
- Reigate, Surrey
- Windsor, Berkshire
- Daimler Hire Garage (Courtauld Institute of Art).
- Wallis House (Art of the State).
- Richard Klinger Factory (English Heritage).
- Tilling-Stevens Factory (British Listed Buildings).
- Peckham Bus station (Alternative Future Peckham).
Bibliography and references
- Curl, James Stevens (2006). A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (PaperbackISBN 0-19-860678-8.) (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 880.
- Skinner, Joan S. (1997). Form and fancy: factories and factory buildings by Wallis, Gilbert and Partner (PaperbackISBN 978-0-85323-622-1.) (First ed.). Liverpool University Press.
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