The Nestlé Factory has been a well-known part of the Hayes community for decades. In December 2014, Nestlé moved their production facilities to Derbyshire, which brought to an end 100 years of coffee and chocolate manufacturing in Hayes.
In 2016, Barratt London and SEGRO formed a partnership to bring this brownfield site back to life and deliver an exciting mixed-use development.
Our vision is embedded in three key principles:
Harnessing the past to inform the future
The former Nestlé Factory has a rich history and has been an integral part of the Hayes community for nearly a century. Our vision involves using that heritage and cultural DNA of the factory to influence the architecture, landscape and values of the development. Where possible, we plan to retain elements of the site, (such as main art deco factory façade), drawing inspiration from its industrial past to inform the future.
Philanthropy, health and wellbeing
The Nestlé Factory founders were somewhat ahead of their time in terms of how they valued the health and wellbeing of their many employees. Our plans will reflect the original way that the factory supported social responsibility. By engaging with local community stakeholder groups, we will seek to identify and define the immediate and long-term need for sustainable facilities and provide a range of community space and benefits.
The new urban
Barratt London and SEGRO are two of London’s most respected and experienced developers of modern, urban community and employment spaces. Our vision is to create a new vibrant destination in Hayes; a place for people to live, work and enjoy. Our plans will unlock public amenities for the local community for the first time, including parks, walkways and access to the canal, alongside creating up to 1,400 new homes (including affordable housing) and 22,663sqm of modern, sustainable industrial workspace – positioning Hayes at the heart of London’s economic growth.
This development comes at a time when Hayes is already undergoing major change. The transformational impact of Crossrail will deliver significant local benefits, while and our development will provide the new homes and jobs that the area needs.
After a busy year consulting on the proposals, we are ready to submit a planning application in May 2017.
If you would like to get in touch in the meantime, please contact us here.