Hoover Building, London

Conversion of the iconic Grade 2* listed Hoover Building into 66 luxury flats

A seminal example of art deco design in a prominent location on Western Avenue, west London. The Grade 2* listed building required careful and considered design in its conversion from an office to 66 apartments complementing the historic fabric to ensure the continued legacy of this important building.

The building was designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners in 1931 for the Hoover vacuum cleaner company and used as their UK headquarters. In 1980, the main Hoover building was listed as Grade 2* and the site was since acquired by Tesco in the early 90s. Unused for the past decade the building has lain dormant waiting for a new incarnation.

Proposals fully restore the existing facades, including the iconic double height Crittal steel framed windows, as well as extending the roof to provide additional accommodation. The roof utilises sinusoidal profiled cladding typical of the industrial aesthetic and large flush glazed rooflights, creating a subservient element set back from the main facade.

We worked closely alongside architects BrooksMurray and structural engineers Webb Yates on the project, which is currently under construction and due for completion in 2017.

Grade II* Listed
Planning Approval 2016

Ellis Miller Achitects Hoover Building, London
Ellis Miller Achitects Hoover Building, London
Ellis Miller Achitects Hoover Building, London