or Pyrene Building
981 Great West Road
Factory built in 1928, now offices for Carillion
Grade II Statutory listed.
English Heritage Listing
By Wallis, Gilbert and Partners. 1928, but altered. Modernistic. Symmetrical and rectilinear. Rendered. Sited on raised bank. Mainly two storeys.
Chief feature is central Tower with stepped haunches and abstract moulded features at top. It has recessed panel in face enclosing 3 tiers of 3 narrow windows above entrance framed by geometric decoration (now converted to window), with prominent front steps dividing into sideways flights and having square buttressing.
Long wings of horizontal lines with gridwork of 12 large windows (originally small-framed but altered to large panes); the terminal windows being narrow ones in slightly advanced sections. Parapet with ribbed panels and raised section at corners. Rear parts of building not of special interest. Later 6-window section abutting to left not included.