The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes

The first phase of Cathedral and Development Securities’ multi-phased regeneration scheme; the 132 home Gatefold Building being brought forward by a partnership between Invesco and Willmott Dixon, is already under construction.

The 17-acre scheme, one of the largest regeneration projects in west London, will create a new community hub with more than 630 homes and 750,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure space – including a 7-screeen multiplex cinema, museum, restaurant complex, shops and bars.

Alongside this, the redeveloped 100,000 sq ft Record Store building 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, this 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.

HUB plans to re-submit detailed plans for both sites in the coming months. Retaining the incumbent award winning architects Studio Egret West and Duggan Morris, HUB will tune the residential product in line with their focus on simple, high quality design and intelligent use of space.

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