March 23, 2015
In June 2014 Royal Nawaab opened a new restaurant in London. Now we are sharing our Indian and Pakistani dishes in Manchester and London.
In London, we have settled very nicely in a prime location. We can be found in Perivale, West London, along the ten mile stretch known as Western Avenue.
The building that hosts our new premises is the historic Hoover Building. The great size of the building gives us the ability to comfortably cater to a large number of guests. As well as the size of the building, we were intrigued by the interesting design and the history of the building that has become our home.
The Hoover Building was constructed in 1933 and the architecture of the building has been considered as a reflection of the Art Deco design. The Art Deco style appeared before WWII and was popular as a visual architecture style for many buildings in the three decades before the war.
Buildings were being considered as more than places of retail or office space, they were becoming works of art. The Chrysler Building in New York is viewed as an example of the Art Deco style. The Hoover Building is decorated with grand Egyptian pillars and is also inspired by American Indian art. The building was used as a factory but the designs made it look like a palace.
The Hoover Building was originally built as a factory for the Hoover Company and from this purpose the building received its name.
The history of the Hoover Building began in 1933 when the construction was completed and the Hoover Company set up shop. The Hoover Company was originally an American business and then established its base in the UK where they continued to thrive. The company’s abundant success eventually made the name ‘Hoover’ synonymous for a vacuum cleaner in the UK.
Hoovers continued to be sold even during WWII but the output by the company was incredibly lowered because of the pressures from the war. To contribute toward the war, the factory manufactured equipment for tanks and aircrafts.
The factory’s production for the army made the Hoover building an important asset. Netting and camouflage was used to cover the factory and protect it from the sight of enemy German bombers. The Hoover Company was involved to help children evacuate to Canada. The company and the building played important roles within WWII.
The Hoover Building survived the war and the company continued with hoover production until the 1980s. Due to the success of the Hoover Company, they expanded and eventually left the site. The building remained empty and eventually fell into disrepair. This was becoming a sad ending for a building that contributed and played an important role within the war.
The factory remained empty until 1989 where it was purchased by Tesco. Tesco bought the building and over a number of years they expanded the building, built a supermarket and created offices. Over the past few decades, the building has been revived and has expanded in size.
Nawaab London has received a great opportunity to cook and serve in a celebrated and historical building. Visit us now in London and enjoy our delicious selection of Indian and Pakistani dishes.