SEGRO and residential partner Barratt London held a consultation event at the Nestle plant site in Hayes.
Over 200 local residents attended as well as John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington.
The Open Day, which represented the first stage of the public consultation, provided an opportunity for local residents to meet with the SEGRO and Barratt London project team to learn more about the vision for the site, which includes the delivery of around 1000 homes, a modern industrial park that could create up to 400 jobs as well as a new community space.
SEGRO say the feedback from the community day will shape the formal plans which will be consulted on again in late July, then again in the autumn prior to submitting the planning applications towards the end of 2016.
Alan Holland, SEGRO’s Business Unit Director for Greater London, said: “The project team has worked hard to create a vision for this exciting regeneration scheme, which outlines our plans to deliver first-class light industrial and urban logistics facilities, alongside Barratt London who are responsible for the residential element.
“It was great to share the initial vision with over 200 members of the local community, and as a team we are now going through the feedback given which will inform the next stages of our proposal.”
Alastair Baird, Barratt London’s Regional Managing Director said; “Engaging with the local community is a key part of the planning and development process for both SEGRO and Barratt London. Our vision, which seeks to breathe life back into this iconic site, will open up important public spaces and amenities which have long been shut off to the local community, and we welcome feedback from local residents on how the regeneration can draw inspiration from its industrial past to enhance the future.”