Asda’s plans for the Westlands site in Hayes could create 400 jobs.
The plans to regenerate the Westlands site in North Hyde Road, owned by the British Steel Pension Fund, and near Hines’ Hyde Park Hayes development, would produce a large Asda and new industrial accomodation which between them should create 400 new jobs. The site is near to Hayes and Harlington railway station. A series of public exhibitions are to be held as part of the public consultation on the scheme.
Hayes Town Partnership chairman David Brough told the Uxbridge Gazette that a supermarket south of the canal would be welcomed in principle, but that its potential impacts would need to be carefully considered. He said : “Hayes desperately needs a supermarket”.
“(This scheme) will clearly benefit residents living in the south of Hayes, but the site is separated from the town by the railway and the canal, and there must be doubts whether it will draw people into the main shopping area”.