A major housing development was given the green light by Hillingdon Council at the end of 2017.
The century old Nestle factory in Hayes is to be transformed into a development with 1,381 homes, after the factory closed in 2014 when production of freeze dried coffee was moved to Derbyshire.
The 30 acre site was purchased in early 2015 by SEGRO plc who have partnered with Barratt to build the new homes. As part of the development, the plan is to deliver up to 530 on site jobs in addition to three hectares of public land.
The plans include 35% affordable housing and construction on the residential phase could begin by early this year, with a target completion date of 2024.
With Crossrail services to start running from Hayes & Harlington station in late 2018, the site is in an ideal location for professionals working in the city.
The original Sandow building opened in 1913 and was modified by Nestle over the last 60 years but will now be restored to its original façade.
The Canteen Building will also be restored, offering a gym and community space including a children’s day nursery.
Many of the existing features will be kept and brought back to glory, such as the 1960s Art Deco style entrance and the memorial to local factory workers who fought in both World Wars.
As the development will front the Grand Union Canal, this will be opened up to members of the public for the first time.
Four industrial units will be built, totalling 22,663 square metres with occupiers including Ocado, Bosch and Rolls Royce being targeted.
The homes will be accessible from Nestles Avenue and Canal Street while commercial traffic will access the industrial units from North Hyde Gardens.
The site lies less than a mile from Junction 3 of the M4 and is approximately 15 minutes from Heathrow Airport.
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