AEC's Blue Triangle symbol [ AEC Ltd] is reproduced by kind permission of The British Commercial Vehicle Museum Trust.
  AEC SOUTHALL · FORMER SPARES DEPT  
This collection of views shows the only block of original AEC Works buildings that remain today - the former Spares Dept.  The building on Windmill Lane stands by the gateway to the "Great Western Industrial Park", populated by myriad warehousing and distribution companies.  It is ironic that the sports ground which was once such a sacrosanct feature of the AEC site, protected as it was by Green Belt directives, has been consumed by the development of bland and anonymous warehouses.
The former Spares Dept building stands largely unaltered since it was vacated by AEC in 1979.  The entrance & reception area has received a facelift with windows and doors which sadly do not enhance the building's architecture.  The current occupant is Action Computer Supplies 12 Windmill Lane, Southall UB2 4QD.
A suitable venue for an AEC Rally in future, perhaps?
C L I C K   A   T H U M B N A I L   F O R   A   L A R G E R   I M A G E
82k
 1
66k
 2
141k
 3
154k
 4
127k
 5
128k
 6
90k
 7
156k
 8
129k
 9
144k
 10
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NO DESCRIPTIONFILE SIZE
1 Windmill Lane Frontage & entrance to Great Western Industrial Park82k
2 Building Frontage showing distinctive multipane glazing in east & south elevations66k
3 Close up of the Entrance/Reception area141k
4 The feint outline where the AEC sign used to be is just visible154k
5 The long frontage and service road is still impressive127k
6 Looking back along the service road towards the entrance128k
7 Loading Area, north elevation90k
8 Entrance/Reception area, south elevation156k
9 Loading Bays, south elevation129k
10 Rear service road, west elevation144k

vangastow@aecsouthall.co.uk