The Nestlé factory in Hayes closed in 2014 and was acquired by industrial development specialist SEGRO in 2015. Across the 30-acre site, SEGRO will develop 21,000 sq m of light industrial space across four units, while Barratt London will build 1,386 apartments across several blocks ranging from four to eleven storeys with 35% classed as affordable.
Working with Barratt London, Makower Architects, who delivered the masterplan for the whole scheme, and Hawkins\Brown and dMFK, Hydrock initially supported on the pre-planning work. This included civil and structural engineering advice, the geo-environmental site investigation and input into the Environmental Statement.
With planning secured at the end of 2017, we are now supporting Barratt London with the civil and structural engineering design of the first phase of residential development.
The former factory once produced chocolate and coffee and is a feature of the local community. The proposals have been designed to honour the heritage of the site and to promote sustainability, with 2,000 cycle spaces, electric vehicle charging points and extensive landscaping. The overall project is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The site is in a prime location for business and residents. It is less than a mile from junction 3 of the M4 and is next to Hayes and Harlington railway station, which will become a Crossrail station in 2019.