Gillette CornerEdit profile
Gillette Corner is a crossroads intersection where the ancient road of Syon Lane (B454) crosses the Great West Road A4, on the border between Osterley and Brentford in west London. It marks the western end of the Great West Road's " Golden Mile" of classic 1930s developments in commercial and industrial architecture. The land to the north east of the intersection contains the 'Gillette Building', a grade II listed Art Deco style office and works development, designed by Sir Banister Fletcher, incorporating a high brick tower surmounted by a four-faced neon-illuminated clock. As this tall structure sits on high ground it represents a prominent local landmark and can be seen from afar, day and night. From the early 1930s until the early 21st century this building was the European headquarters of the Gillette Company, of Boston Massachusetts. The surrounding area includes a Tesco hypermarket and Syon Lane railway station. The nearest tube stations are Boston Manor and Osterley, and it is served by the H91 and H28 bus routes. The Bonnington Group has been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Hounslow to develop the Gillette building into a hotel and "business park", which will add to the West Cross industrial estate, of which Gillette Corner forms the western end. However, these plans have not yet been approved by the Mayor of London.