Former Nestle Factory, Hayes

The Nestl√© Factory site, an important part of the Hayes community, is a Conservation Area containing 4 locally listed buildings and structures. The project  seeks to bring this brownfield site back to life and deliver an exciting mixed-use development. Protecting the heritage value, whilst  maximising the potential to deliver jobs, homes, affordable housing and community facilities.


The a 12.28ha site of some 1,380+ homes and 4 large industrial units is an exemplar urban renewal project that works creatively to allow new homes and industrial development to co-exist harmoniously on site.


At the forefront of the design process is the intent to create open amenity space for both the residents of the scheme and the general public. Parking  under podium gardens in the centre of blocks B and C  allows the streets to be alive with activity. The Masterplan opens up 16,500sqm+ of new publically accessible park land, including Wallis Gardens that frames the historic factory frontage.

Continuing the axis of the Harold Avenue, echoing the block structure of the existing factory.

A generous garden now open to the public.

Lively street frontage with rows of front doors and access to apartments above.

The Trim trail, a running track encircling the residential and the industrial areas of the site.



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