Located on the A40, one of the main roads out of London, the Hoover Building is an iconic Art Deco landmark. Built in 1932 as the UK headquarters and manufacturing plant for the US Hoover Company, the building is a stunning example of the Art Deco architectural style.
Facade of the Hoover Building with sunburst window
The building's exterior is covered in striking white and green faience tiles, columns, and recessed windows. Inside the Art Deco design continues, with elaborate plasterwork, terrazzo flooring, and polished marble finishes.
Hoover Building Foyer interior
The building's foyer features a double-height ceiling with a stunning glass and metal chandelier, bathed in natural light from the large sunburst window above the entrance. The main staircase, which is located off the foyer, features a sweeping design with curved walls, geometric balustrade, and marble treads.
Interior Art Deco door surrounds, chandeliers and terrazzo flooring
The Hoover Building's Art Deco design was meant to convey a sense of modernity, innovation, and luxury. The building's designers, Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, were known for their bold and innovative architectural ‘Fancy’ style, and the Hoover Building was one of their most ambitious projects.
Staircase with balustrade
The factory closed in 1982 and stayed unoccupied until the 1990s, when it was restored and converted into a TESCO supermarket. In 2018, the site was purchased by luxury developers and converted the building into luxury flats, preserving and enhancing the Art Deco features.
Internal view of refurbished window
Images courtesy of IDM