Planning permission granted for the Material Store

HUB and Bridges Ventures have secured detailed planning permission for the Material Store, a 183-home development that forms part of the £250 million Old Vinyl Factory regeneration project in Hayes, west London.

The scheme received unanimous approval, and was commended for its high quality design.

HUB submitted detailed plans to Hillingdon Council for the Material Store earlier this year, engaging Newground Architects to design the brick clad scheme consisting of 4 residential blocks arranged around a raised shared courtyard garden space.

In addition to the Material Store, HUB – which specialises in creating homes for London’s middle-income market – will also be delivering the Boiler House. Planning approval was secured in January to fine-tune the 54-unit scheme, in line with the developer’s focus on simple, high-quality design and intelligent use of space.

The residential development site was purchased in partnership with Bridges Ventures, the specialist sustainable and impact investor.

The Old Vinyl Factory, spanning 17 acres, is one of the largest mixed-use regeneration projects in west London. Once finished, it will create a new community with more than 630 homes and 750,000 sq. ft. of commercial and leisure space – including offices, a museum, restaurants, shops and bars.

Alongside this, the redeveloped 100,000 sq. ft. Record Store building will become the home of the Central Research Laboratory. Inspired by the industrial heritage of the site and scientific advancements made by the EMI Central Research Laboratories, this will be the UK’s first full-service incubator for hi-tech manufacturing entrepreneurs, combining research and development space with commercial training, mentoring, a small-batch production facility and seed funding.

Benefitting from the planned Crossrail connection at Hayes and Harlington station, the Old Vinyl Factory master plan was granted planning consent by the London Borough of Hillingdon on 19th April 2013, and is expected to generate 4,000 new jobs by 2022.

Steve Sanham, development director at HUB, said:

“We’re delighted our proposals for the Material Store have been accepted, and with planning permission granted, we can look forward to moving onto the next phase of what is promising to be west London’s most exciting regeneration project.”

Jordan Perlman, director at Newground Architects, said:

“Newground are pleased to have achieved another planning success with Hub on this special and significant regeneration site. We look forward to helping deliver much needed quality homes and places for Londoners.”