Deans Shopaway awnings have been seen on our high Streets for many years and the latest derivative of the Deans Shopaway awning is also known as the SQ2 recessed folding awning. This type of system is particularly relevant for the contract shop fitting market where there is a need for a recessed awning with a flat front profile. The Deans Shopaway SQ2 contract awning is a recessed foldaway system designed specifically for installation into both modern and traditional shop fronts. These contract awnings are constructed from maintenance free powder coated aluminium and the Deans Shopaway awning is controlled remotely by switch or manually. using a cranked handle. This particular example at Mappin and Webb, the jewellers on Old Bond Street, features a large flush front profile which completely seals the awning box and allows the additional feature of some neat text.
Mappin & Webb traces its origins to a silver workshop founded in 1775. It has held Royal Warrants to British monarchs since 1897. The company’s master craftsman Martin Swift is the current Crown Jeweller of the United Kingdom. A branch of Mappin & Webb once occupied a location in the City of London at the junction of Poultry and Queen Victoria Street, adjacent to Bank junction, in the City of London. Designed in the neo-gothic style by John Belcher in 1870, the listed building was demolished in 1994 to make way for the construction of a Postmodern office and retail building – No 1 Poultry – despite a fiercely fought campaign to save the 19th-century building.
Old Bond Street was built on fields surrounding Clarendon House on Piccadilly, which were developed by Sir Thomas Bond. It was built up in the 1720s, and by the end of the 18th century was a popular place for the upper-class residents of Mayfair to socialise. It is one of the most expensive and sought after stretches of Property in Europe.