The Old Vinyl Factory

The masterplan comprises a mixed use scheme of employment, residential and commercial uses . It proposes the refurbished office buildings (some locally listed); new employment spaces at a variety of scales; an active new pedestrian route (The Groove) connecting through the site and towards the town centre, residential units above; cafes, bars, leisure and arts spaces along the pedestrian route to encourage integration with the wider Hayes community; re-provided car parking (in from surface to phased multi storey); and a sequence of planned landscaped spaces (squares, groves and playgrounds) linked by the new pedestrian route.

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In 2010 Studio Egret West were appointed by the London Borough of Islington to develop a framework for initiating change in the Archway District Centre in order to generate a positive shift in the way local residents, users and workers in and around the town centre regard, utilise and engage with Archway District Centre. The approach taken has been split into two strands of work.

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