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7 April 2010

Rent the Hoover Building

Today's article was going to be just another "Admire the..." until your author realised that the wonderful Hoover Building, in North West London, appears to still be available for rent. The 31,443 sq ft Art Deco office building on the A40 Western Avenue dual-carriageway, was designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners and completed in 1932.

The building was granted Grade II listed status in 1980, and was in use until the late 1980’s. The factory was built to produce Hoover vacuum cleaners but also manufactured electrical equipment for aircraft and tanks during the war. Whilst part of the original factory is now a Tesco, it would appear that the self contained 'Hoover Building' which faces onto the road, and underwent a full refurbishment in 1997, is still available to anyone in need of the space, as long as they have money to burn.

A website which appears to be touting for potential occupants claims the current rent is £480,000 per annum, but it appears running costs and business rates would set you back another few hundred thousand pounds. Your author thinks its probably beyond his means at this time.

For more, see http://www.hooverbuilding.co.uk/

^Picture by stevecadman^


  1. ha ha very cute...they are probably hoping to rent the building to a huge multi national bank with no accountability re their expenses :)

    When English Buildings blog looked at the Hoover Building (http://englishbuildings.blogspot.com/2010/01/western-avenue-london.html) I thought the external doors and windows were fantastic. But I still haven't seen any interior photos.

  2. Can't help but think they could make a lot more money by setting a realistic price for rent (and actually have someone rent it out)..

  3. I used to work in the Tesco at the back of the building, it is a massive floor space behind so I can understand the high costs of the office space. Considering you aren't just paying for the office space alone you are also covering the front when it comes to repairs, the grounds upkeep and the parking spaces in the car park under the building.