Austin Reed, Birmingham. Percy Westwood (1878–1958)

Austin Reed, Birmingham. Percy Westwood (1878–1958)

Austin Reed, Birmingham

Percy Westwood (1878–1958), 1932

Perspective, 1931
Presented on loan from Westwood, Piet, Poole & Smart, 1975
RIBA Library Drawings Collection

Austin Reed was a personal friend of Westwood and in 1900 gave him his first significant professional job, refitting a shop in Fenchurch Street, London. In 1920 architect and client went on a fact-finding tour in America. On their return, they decided that Austin Reed shops should be modernised.