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Wallis, Gilbert and Partners was a British architectural partnership responsible for the design of many Art Deco
Art Deco
Art deco , or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the World War II era. The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and...

 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) and J. W. MacGregor (d. 1994). Notable buildings include the Hoover Factory and the Firestone Tyre Factory.

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  • Caribonum Factory, Leyton
    Leyton
    Leyton is an area of north-east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located north east of Charing Cross. It borders Walthamstow and Leytonstone; Stratford in Newham; and Homerton and Lower Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney....

    , London, 1918
    1918 in architecture
    The year 1918 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* Hallidie Building is built in San Francisco. Designed by Willis Polk. Credited as the first glass curtain wall building....

    .
  • General Electrical Company Witton Works, Electric Avenue, Birmingham
    Birmingham
    Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London, with a population of 1,036,900 , and lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, the second most populous urban area in the United Kingdom with a...

     1920
    1920 in architecture
    The year 1920 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:*The Cenotaph in London, designed by Edwin Lutyens, is completed.*The Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is completed.-Awards:...

    .
  • The Solex Factory, Marylebone Road
    Marylebone Road
    Marylebone Road is an important thoroughfare in central London, within the City of Westminster. It runs east-west from the Euston Road at Regent's Park to the A40 Westway at Paddington...

    , London, 1925
    1925 in architecture
    The year 1925 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:*The Mount Pleasant Library opens in Washington, DC, designed by Edward Lippincott Tilton*The Bauhaus moves to a building in Dessau, designed by Walter Gropius....

    .
  • Wrigley's Factory, Wembley
    Wembley
    Wembley is an area of northwest London, England, and part of the London Borough of Brent. It is home to the famous Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena...

    , London, 1926
    1926 in architecture
    The year 1926 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* Frankfurt kitchen designed by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky* Jackling House designed by George Washington Smith* Mausoleum of Yugoslavian Soldiers in Olomouc designed by Hubert Aust...

    .
  • The Shannon Factory, Kingston
    Kingston upon Thames
    Kingston upon Thames is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in southwest London. It was the ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned and is now a suburb situated south west of Charing Cross. It is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the...

    , London, 1928
    1928 in architecture
    The year 1928 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* First Dymaxion House is designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller....

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  • Firestone Tyre Factory, Great West Road, Brentford
    Brentford
    Brentford is a suburban town in west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent, west-southwest of Charing Cross. Its former ceremonial county was Middlesex.-Toponymy:...

    , Middlesex, 1928
    1928 in architecture
    The year 1928 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* First Dymaxion House is designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller....

    -1929
    1929 in architecture
    The year 1929 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is erected.* Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario is completed and becomes the tallest building in the British Empire....

     (Demolished 1980
    1980 in architecture
    The year 1980 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* The Hopewell Centre in Hong Kong, China is completed.* The Tallinn TV Tower in Tallinn, Estonia is completed for the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow....

    ).
  • Pyrene Building, Great West Road, Brentford
    Brentford
    Brentford is a suburban town in west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent, west-southwest of Charing Cross. Its former ceremonial county was Middlesex.-Toponymy:...

     1929
    1929 in architecture
    The year 1929 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is erected.* Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario is completed and becomes the tallest building in the British Empire....

    -1930
    1930 in architecture
    The year 1930 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* June 9 – The Chicago Board of Trade Building, designed by Holabird & Roche opens....

  • Tower and extension to the 'Alaska' factory, Bermondsey
    Bermondsey
    Bermondsey is an area in London on the south bank of the river Thames, and is part of the London Borough of Southwark. To the west lies Southwark, to the east Rotherhithe, and to the south, Walworth and Peckham.-Toponomy:...

    , London
    London
    London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

     1930s.
  • Albion Motor Car Company Ltd
    Albion Motors
    Albion Automotive of Scotstoun, Glasgow is a former Scottish automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer, currently involved in the manufacture and supply of Automotive component systems....

     Works, Scotstoun
    Scotstoun
    Scotstoun is a historic district of Glasgow, Scotland, west of Glasgow City Centre. It is bounded by Yoker and Knightswood to the west, Victoria Park, Broomhill and Whiteinch to the east, Jordanhill to the north and the River Clyde to the south...

    , Glasgow 1930
    1930 in architecture
    The year 1930 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* June 9 – The Chicago Board of Trade Building, designed by Holabird & Roche opens....

    .
  • India Tyre Factory
    India of Inchinnan
    India of Inchinnan is now a commercial site in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, that was formerly used for various industrial uses. It includes the former office block of India Tyres of Inchinnan - a Category A listed building in the art deco style, designed in 1930 by Thomas Wallis of Wallis,...

    , Inchinnan
    Inchinnan
    Inchinnan is a small village in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The village is located on the main A8 road between Renfrew and Greenock, just southeast of the town of Erskine.-History:...

     1930
    1930 in architecture
    The year 1930 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* June 9 – The Chicago Board of Trade Building, designed by Holabird & Roche opens....

    -1931
    1931 in architecture
    The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* July 1 - Rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy....

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  • Daimler Hire
    Daimler Hire
    Daimler Hire Limited a service begun in 1897, provided a luxury chauffeur-driven Daimler Limousine-hire-service from Knightsbridge in London. It was a wholly owned operation and later a subsidiary of The Daimler Motor Company Limited....

     Garage, 9 Herbrand Street, London
    London
    London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

     1931
    1931 in architecture
    The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* July 1 - Rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy....

    .
  • British Bemberg Factory, Doncaster
    Doncaster
    Doncaster is a town in South Yorkshire, England, and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. The town is about from Sheffield and is popularly referred to as "Donny"...

    , Yorkshire, 1931
    1931 in architecture
    The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* July 1 - Rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy....

    .
  • Hoover Factory
    Hoover Building
    The Hoover Building on the Western Avenue in Perivale, West London is an example of Art Deco architecture, designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners...

    , Western Avenue, Perivale
    Perivale
    Perivale is a small suburb in the London Borough of Ealing, west of Charing Cross, central London. Landmarks in the suburb include the A40, a large road that connects Central London with the M40 motorway, and the large Art Deco Hoover Building, as well as St Mary's Church , the River Brent and...

     1931
    1931 in architecture
    The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* July 1 - Rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy....

    -1938
    1938 in architecture
    The year 1938 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* The Reich Chancellery in Berlin, designed by Albert Speer, is completed.* City Hall, Norwich, England, designed by C. H. James and S. R...

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  • Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station is the largest and most significant coach station in London. It serves long distance coach services and is also the departure point for many countryside coach tours originating from London. It should not be confused with the nearby Green Line Coach Station serving Green Line...

    , London, 1931
    1931 in architecture
    The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* July 1 - Rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy....

    -1932
    1932 in architecture
    The year 1932 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* March 19 - Sydney Harbour Bridge, designed by John Bradfield, is opened in Sydney, Australia....

    .
  • Coty Cosmetics Factory, Great West Road, Brentford
    Brentford
    Brentford is a suburban town in west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent, west-southwest of Charing Cross. Its former ceremonial county was Middlesex.-Toponymy:...

     1932
    1932 in architecture
    The year 1932 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* March 19 - Sydney Harbour Bridge, designed by John Bradfield, is opened in Sydney, Australia....

    .
  • ASEA Factory (latterly the Hawker Siddeley Power Transformer Factory before closure), Waltham Forest 1936
    1936 in architecture
    The year 1936 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* Johnson Wax Headquarters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.* Obelisk of Buenos Aires designed by Alberto Prebisch.* Florin Court, London, by Guy Morgan and Partners....

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  • Simmonds Aerocessories, later Beecham's Pharmaceuticals
    Beecham (pharmaceutical company)
    Beecham was a British pharmaceutical company. It was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Beecham, after having merged with SmithKline Beckman, merged with GlaxoWellcome to become GlaxoSmithKline .-History:...

     Factory, Great West Road, Brentford
    Brentford
    Brentford is a suburban town in west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent, west-southwest of Charing Cross. Its former ceremonial county was Middlesex.-Toponymy:...

     1936
    1936 in architecture
    The year 1936 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:* Johnson Wax Headquarters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.* Obelisk of Buenos Aires designed by Alberto Prebisch.* Florin Court, London, by Guy Morgan and Partners....

    -1942
    1942 in architecture
    The year 1942 in architecture involved some significant events.-Buildings:*The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, United States is completed.-Events:*An abridged version of the Athens Charter by Le Corbusier is published....

    .


The company also designed numerous smaller coach stations at:-
  • Amersham
    Amersham
    Amersham is a market town and civil parish within Chiltern district in Buckinghamshire, England, 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills. It is part of the London commuter belt....

    , Buckinghamshire
  • Hemel Hempstead
    Hemel Hempstead
    Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire in the East of England, to the north west of London and part of the Greater London Urban Area. The population at the 2001 Census was 81,143 ....

    , Hertfordshire
  • Hertford
    Hertford
    Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, England, and is also a civil parish in the East Hertfordshire district of the county. Forming a civil parish, the 2001 census put the population of Hertford at about 24,180. Recent estimates are that it is now around 28,000...

    , Hertfordshire
  • Peckham
    Peckham
    Peckham is a district in south London, England, located in the London Borough of Southwark. It is situated south-east of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London...

    , London (demolished 1995).
  • Reigate
    Reigate
    Reigate is a historic market town in Surrey, England, at the foot of the North Downs, and in the London commuter belt. It is one of the main constituents of the Borough of Reigate and Banstead...

    , Surrey
  • Windsor
    Windsor, Berkshire
    Windsor is an affluent suburban town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family....

    , Berkshire

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