These Recessed SQ2 commercial awnings which we have installed at the Nazrul and Aladin restaurants on Brick Lane in the Tower Hamlets borough of London are unique amongst recessed awning as it is the only awning its type to be found which, when recessed, presents a completely flush finish with the surrounding facia. The front profile, when retracted effectively forms part of the shopfront and this can be clearly seen in the retracted versions of the images shown here. The awnings are remotely controlled by a wireless switch and are monitored from a control within the premises. The awning frames have been powder coated in our own plant to a RAL shade which matches precisely the aluminium of the shop front.
Brick Lane is a street in Tower Hamlets, which runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Brick Lane is now within the centre of the city’s Bangladeshi community is famous for its many curry houses.
Successive groups of immigrants have made Brick Lane their focal point, beginning in the seventeenth Century with the French Huguenots, who made it a centre for the weaving industry. Later, through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the area became known for its new population of Irish people and Ashkenazi Jews. Then, in the later twentieth century, the population majority changed again with the influx of Bangladeshis from the Greater Sylhet region of Bangladesh and their particular cuisine has resulted in Brick Lane being now known as the curry centre of London.