Wallis, Gilbert and Partners was a British architectural partnership responsible for the design of many Art Deco buildings in the UK in the 1920s and 1930s. It was established by Thomas Wallis (1873–1953) in 1914. Wallis had previously served with Sir Frank Baines in the Office of Works. Although the identity of Gilbert has not been established, later partners included Frederick Button,[1] Douglas Wallis (1901–1968), Agbolahan Adesegun (1935–2008) and J. W. MacGregor (d. 1994). Notable buildings include the Hoover Factory and the Firestone Tyre Factory. The firm also occasionally designed country houses, for instance, Limber and Ripley Grange at Loughton for Charles Frederick Clark, proprietor of the Caribonum group.


Former office buildings of The General Electric Company, Birmingham
Pyrene Building, Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex.

The firm also designed a number of bus garages for London Transport and its predecessors [8] at:-


  1. ^ Joan S. Skinner (1997). Form and Fancy: Factories and Factory Buildings by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners, 1916-1939. Liverpool University Press. pp. 17–19. ISBN 978-0-85323-612-2. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "GEC Birmingham (410471)". Images of England. Retrieved 12 May 2007. 
  3. ^ Daimler Hire Garage (Courtauld Institute of Art).
  4. ^ http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/455124.former_hawker_siddeley_site_set_for_transformation/
  5. ^ Wallis House (Art of the State).
  6. ^ Historic England. "Richard Klinger Factory (1387704)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Tilling-Stevens Factory (British Listed Buildings).
  8. ^ Glazier, K (2006): London Transport Garages, Harrow Weald, Capital Transport Publishing
  9. ^ Peckham Bus station (Alternative Future Peckham).

Bibliography and references

  • Curl, James Stevens (2006). A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Paperback) (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 880. ISBN 0-19-860678-8. 
  • Skinner, Joan S. (1997). Form and fancy: factories and factory buildings by Wallis, Gilbert and Partner (Paperback) (First ed.). Liverpool University Press. ISBN 978-0-85323-622-1. 

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