Markilux 990 awning for WH Smiths


Markilux 990 awning is usually considered for domestic applications but, where there is no possibility of intermediate fixings, the Markilux 990 awning can be equally at home on a commercial application such as that seen here at WH Smiths store in The Arena, Stockley. The Markilux 990 awning is a compact system which can be face or top fixed. The small size and weight are due to the smart u-shaped front profile which neatly encompasses both the folding arms and roller tube. The Markilux 990 awning is available up to a maximum width of 500 cm. The maximum extension is 300 cm. Operation can be electric or manual with fabric colours chosen from any of our extensive collection. The straight valance option has been chosen on this installation and our graphics department have placed bold white text onto the blue background.

Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna established the business in 1792 as a news vendor in Little Grosvenor Street, London. After their passing, the business  wa valued at a modest£1,280 in 1812 (think Beethoven here!), which today would equate to  £80,000 and was taken over by their youngest son William Henry Smith; in 1846 the firm became W. H. Smith & Son when his only son, also William Henry, became a partner.

The Arena is the amenity hub for Stockley  Park and provides bars and restaurants such as the Wetherspoons Bar, as well as Nuffield Health Club, Costa, Greggs, Subway and WH Smith. The associated Business Centre provides fully serviced and conventional modern office space and business support for companies requiring individual offices for up to 10 people. Originally a farm and then a gravel pit Stockley Park itself was built upon a waste tip that was used by Londoners who would load barges on the canal and come to tip the industrial and private waste here from West London. Top soil was added to the site to cover the waste and the modern offices built on top.

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