The Old Vinyl Factory is respectful of its rich musical heritage, but also focused on the future – ready for the arrival of Crossrail with its faster links into London and at the forefront of new ways of working.
Set in 180,000 sq ft of landscaped public space, the site creates a whole new quarter for Hayes.
The original art deco factory buildings designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners were the height of 1930s innovation. Thousands of people worked here for EMI, pressing and packaging vinyl records and making everything from radio sets to bicycles. Today, these renovated white buildings offer inspiring multi-purpose workspaces full of atmosphere and history.
Our new buildings are innovative too; taking their lead from the past they are sympathetic to the materials and style of the original buildings but also unmistakably modern and intelligent in their use of light and space. We’re providing hundreds of desirable and much needed new homes alongside a range of commercial units, a multi-storey car park and green public areas enabling a relaxed, pedestrian environment.
Making the site complete is a selection of retail, leisure and family-friendly entertainment spaces bringing leisure and dining venues to the community who live and work here and to the rest of West London.