Turning around homes at The Old Vinyl Factory

Mon 27 April 2015, 12:29 pm

The residential developer, HUB, has lodged plans for 237 homes at Cathedral Group and Development Securities’ Old Vinyl Factory scheme – the site of the former HMV/EMI record factory in Hayes.

The residential part of the mixed-use project will see the Boiler House and Material Store developed. Together, outline planning consent is in place for 213 homes at the two buildings. Detailed planning consent was granted for the Boiler House in early 2014. 

HUB re-submitted detailed plans to “fine-tune” the 54 homes at the Boiler House, designed by architect Studio Egret West, as well as lodging detailed plans for the Material Store, for which Newground Architects has designed 183 homes.

The plans are the latest phase of the £250 million redevelopment project. Building work is underway on the first phase – the 132-home Gatefold Building, being created by Invesco and Willmott Dixon.

The 6.87-ha scheme is one of the largest regeneration projects in west London. It will eventually feature 630 homes and 70,000sq m of commercial and leisure space – including office space, a museum, restaurants, shops and bars.

Alongside this, the redeveloped 9,290sq m Record Store building will become the home of the Central Research Laboratory – the UK’s first full-service incubator for hi-tech manufacturing entrepreneurs. It will feature research and development space and a small-batch production facility.

The Old Vinyl Factory masterplan was granted planning consent by the London Borough of Hillingdon in April 2013, and is expected to generate 4,000 new jobs by 2022.



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