In April 2013, Sky Futures an innovative start-up company moved into The Shipping Building at The Old Vinyl Factory. They offer a market leading service using cutting edge Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial photography, inspections, mapping and surveys. Read more
Last night was the official launch of the new exhibition MADE IN HAYES in the gallery space of The Shipping Building. It was an opportunity to celebrate the granting of planning consent which will pave the way for the site’s radical transformation, bringing new homes, jobs and leisure facilities to Hayes town centre. The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon were in attendance alongside local councillors and members from the EMI Archive Trust. Read more
The Record Player Orchestra held its inaugural meeting at The Vinyl Lounge on Saturday. An interesting collection of record players and turntables were brought to the event including a 1950′s Saturn Sterogram, a 1970′s Sony HP211 Solid State system and Revolver Rebel and Trio KD-750 turntables. Read more
You may well recognise some of the background scenery in this trailer for the new Thor film as the beautiful buildings of The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes. You can’t miss the Powerhouse chimney and the majestic Record Store and Cabinet Building. We can’t wait to see the whole film and marvel at our site making it big in Hollywood.
Formal planning consent was granted by the London Borough of Hillingdon for our redevelopment at The Old Vinyl Factory today. The Section 106 Agreement was signed earlier in the week so now we can crack on with our scheme to transform this part of Hayes. A huge congratulations to all the team involved and a massive thank you for all the hard work that made this important milestone possible.
Classic Album Sundays took over The Vinyl Lounge on the weekend to celebrate 40 years since the release of Pink Floyd’s iconic album, The Dark Side of the Moon. The record, which was first pressed on site was played in full using high-performance audio equipment supplied by Absolute Sounds. Ticket revenue was donated to the charity War Child. Read more