Material world

Thu 30 July 2015, 4:19 pm

Planning permission has been granted to developer HUB and fund manager Bridges Ventures for its Material Store project a residential development of 183 homes as part of The Old Vinyl Factory regeneration scheme in Hayes.

It consists of four residential blocks, arranged around a shared courtyard garden space and is part of the wider project, set over 6.9-ha, which will see the creation of 630 homes, commercial and leisure space, offices, a museum, restaurants, shops and bars.

The residential scheme, designed by Newground Architects, received unanimous approval from planners at Hillingdon Council. HUB is also developing the Boiler House, a 54-unit scheme that received planning permission for earlier in the year.

Alongside the residential part of the project, The Record Store building, which has been derelict for 30 years, will become the home of the Central Research Laboratory. Inspired by the industrial heritage of the site and scientific advancements made by the EMI Central Research Laboratories, it will be the UK’s first full-service incubator for hi-tech manufacturing entrepreneurs, combining research and development space with commercial training, mentoring, a small-batch production facility and seed funding. 

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

Steve Sanham, development director at HUB, said: “We’re delighted our proposals for the Material Store have been accepted, and with planning permission granted, we can look forward to moving onto the next phase of what is promising to be west London’s most exciting regeneration project.”

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