1967 Blythe Road
By 1967 Vanguard was flat out, seven days a week, working for many of Londons leading printing companies, breweries and soft drinks companies, plus a whole range of engineering firms. There was no way they could cope with the volume of work from their small rented office and depot in Warwick Road and consequently they decided to start looking for their own freehold depot. Only half a mile away, behind Olympia in Blythe Road W14, they found the Swan Laundry, premises ideally suited to their needs.
The freehold asking price was sixty thousand pounds and within a week, thanks to a generous loan repaid within three years, the ex-laundry premises had become the first freehold rung on the Vanguard property ladder.