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Site by PeckyG



Situated in Brentford, once London’s gateway to the West where the Thames meets the Grand Union Canal, the town now undergoing full regeneration and is an exciting place to be. The Factory is a beautiful and characterful Art Deco warehouse that we have divided into several mixed-use spaces. Home to our showroom, restoration, servicing, storage, detailing and PPF facilities, The Factory also houses our cafe, bar and restaurant space, The Duke’s Head and entertainment space Esmeralda’s of Brentford.


Partially built in the 1900s then added onto in the 1930s, The Factory has been home to many businesses and trades. Historically it was first known as the site of the Beehive Brewery in the late 19th Century. Since the buildings were constructed it has been a soap factory, a tile factory and then a car parts factory before being abandoned in 1999. Since then it had remained unoccupied and has been totally neglected.


In November 2018, Merlin McCormack looked past the indoor brambles, families of pigeons and lack of plumbing, wiring and roofing and came up with a crazy vision to renovate and restore this brutalist behemoth.


Formally opening in June 2019, Merlin and his team of builders have transformed The Factory into the mixed-use automotive and creative hub that it is today. It is to host art exhibitions, car events, dining events, parties, cabaret nights, weddings and so much more over the coming months and years.


The Factory is also available for filming and photoshoots. Please contact events@dukeoflondon.co.uk for more information.


Food and drinks at The Factory.


Regular events hosted at The Factory.


Private hire of our different spaces within The Factory.

The Factory prior to renovation November 2018

Artist's render of The Factory June 2019. OPENING SOON