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The Hoover Building (now Grade II listed) was built between 1931 and 1932 in Middlesex and designed by architects Wallis, Gilbert and Partners.

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Like many art deco buildings, it displays Egyptian, Aztec and Mayan influences and is styled with typical deco colours, in particular the use of green and gold. At night, the entire building is swathed in fluorescent green light.

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{The former main entrance to the factory}

Bizarrely, a small branch of Tesco has inhabited the back of the now disused factory since the early 1990s. This is slightly depressing, yet the building had fallen into disrepair and needed investment. Who wouldn’t wish a little glamour injected into their monotonous weekly shop?

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The concrete used to build the factory is known as ‘Snowcrete’ as it stays white despite the British weather.

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{This building housed the factory’s canteen}

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{This clock provides a decorative element, whilst reminding the workers to keep track of time!}

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{Lloyds bank across the road from the canteen, featuring deco tile work}

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{Urban ballerina explorer ready for her next adventure}

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