London Mayor, Boris Johnson, visited The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, West London on his campaign trail. In an interview with The Uxbridge Gazette he declared the proposals designed by Studio Egret West as ‘visionary’.
Studio Egret West are master planner, lead architect and landscape architect for the planning application (to be submitted in summer 2012) for a radical £250m redevelopment of the former HMV complex. The site contains empty and semi-derelict buildings that were originally designed as the home of HMV’s global manufacturing business of gramophones and vinyl records – with names such as Cliff Richard and the Beatles coming off its presses.
The regeneration scheme will include 60,000 sqm of employment space and 470 apartments (in addition to the 132 unit Gatefold Building approved in March 2012).