SEGRO and Barratt’s mixed use scheme at the former Nestle factory in Hayes involving 1300 homes and 230,000 sq ft of employment space has been granted planning approval.
SEGRO is responsible for the industrial element and Barratt London will be responsible for delivering the homes and community space on the site alongside the railway at Hayes.
Alan Holland, SEGRO’s Business Director of Greater London, said: “It is the first time that an industrial property company has created a vision that will deliver modern light industrial space alongside a high quality residential scheme and we’re proud that we’re the pioneers for this.
“We look forward to working with Barratt London and the local council to discharge the conditions to enable us to begin on site to deliver the employment space and create the jobs for the local community.”
When built and occupied the Nestlé development will, say SEGRO, boost the local economy by up to £130m GVA, with the residents in the new homes boosting local retail expenditure in the region of £7.5m – £10m each year.
Matt Calladine, Head of Development for Barratt London, said:
“We look forward to continuing our discussions with all stakeholders to ensure this development delivers the transformational impact that the exceptional site deserves. Reaching this stage in the planning process has been enormously gratifying for the entire team, who have put so much effort into the design and vision of over 1,300 new homes that will be a much needed addition to the neighbourhood.”
The former Nestle factory that once produced chocolate and coffee, is a feature of the local community and the proposed plans have been designed to honour the heritage of the site. There are three hectares of new public spaces, including a public plaza at the heart of the development, named after Eugen Sandow, the man who built the factory in 1913.
The scheme will also deliver other benefits, ranging from a 1.3 km public trim trail to a redeveloped canal frontage, to a coffee shop in the Canteen building. There will also be improvements made to the local road junctions including the Bulls Bridge Roundabout.
The development will bring employment to the area. SEGRO say 350 jobs will be created during the construction phase, and around 500 permanent jobs created by the employment space.
Working with Brunel University and Uxbridge College, SEGRO and Barratt London will deliver skills training packages to ensure that the local people are ready to apply for the jobs generated by the scheme.
A new supply chain initiative will also be developed to ensure that the smaller businesses and enterprises in and around Hillingdon will be able to compete for construction contracts.
The 30 acre site, which SEGRO acquired in 2015, is close to Heathrow and the M4. Hayes and Harlington railway station will become a Crossrail station in 2019.