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Sweet success: planning approved for homes at Art Deco Nestlé factory

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Housebuilder Barratt and property developer Segro have won approval for nearly 1,400 flats, designed by a clutch of leading architects, at the site of the old Nestlé factory in west London

Hawkins\Brown, dMFK Architects, Michael Sparks Architects and Makower Architects are all working on the scheme in Hayes, which will also see 21,000m² of light industrial space built across four units.

The revamp of the main 1932 Art Deco factory, designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, will be overseen by dMFK while Michael Sparks Architects is leading on the new industrial buildings.  

Makower Architects has masterplanned the 12ha scheme, which will also feature new retail, local community and leisure facilities.

The site is next to Hayes and Harlington railway station, which will become a Crossrail station in 2019.

Barratt London will build the 1,386 apartments across several blocks, ranging from four to seven storeys, with 35 per cent of the flats classed as affordable.

The plans contain a stipulation that 20 per cent of the 857 car parking spaces must have a charging point for electric vehicles.

As part of the section 106 agreement, the developers will also have to contribute £400,000 to improving the canal-side and £1 million for improvements to Bulls Bridge.

Industrial development specialist Segro acquired the site in 2015, the year after Nestlé moved its chocolate production to Derbyshire. It started the planning process to develop the site with Barratt in 2016.

Segro’s business director for Greater London, Alan Holland, 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.

‘We look forward to working with Barratt London and the local council to … deliver the employment space and create the jobs for the local community.’

The first phase of the development is expected to start on site next summer.

MK1701 Nestle Factory View 1 FINAL01

MK1701 Nestle Factory View 1 FINAL01

Project data

Location Former Nestlé factory, Hayes
Type of project Mixed-use residential and industrial masterplan
Client Segro with Barratt London
Architect Residential: dMFK Architects (reworking of main Wallis Gilbert factory, all heritage buildings and new-build 11-storey tower), Hawkins\Brown Architects (new-build residential), Makower Architects (masterplanner and architect for new-build residential)
Industrial Michael Sparks Architects
Landscape architect Gillespies
Planning consultant Barton Willmore
Structural engineer Elliott Wood, Capita
M&E consultant Whitecode
Quantity surveyor In-house at Barratt London/Segro
Main contractor Barratt London/Segro
Funding Confidential
Tender date First phase early 2018
Start on site date First phase mid 2018
Completion date Last phase 2023
Contract duration Six phases of approximately six years
Gross internal floor area Residential 110,861m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Confidential
Total cost Confidential

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BA1703 Nestle Updates View 14 04

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