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Network Homes to deliver 134 affordable homes at EMI’s former pressing plant in Hayes

09 February 2022

We have exchanged contracts with Joseph Homes to deliver 134 much needed affordable properties at The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes. The new homes are part of a package deal with ARJ Construction with work likely to start in the spring on a mixture of apartments and maisonettes.

The scheme will be part of a wider flagship redevelopment by regeneration specialist U+I, which is transforming former record company EMI’s pressing plant into an exciting residential, employment and leisure hub. When complete the 17-acres site will include a total of 642 homes with innovation and educational hubs, restaurants, shops, gym, cinema and a live music venue.

Our development will include 57 properties for London Affordable Rent, 58 for Shared Ownership and 19 for London Living Rent. The latter tenure is a Mayor of London scheme allowing residents to rent at a discount in order to save for a deposit to buy shares in their home.

Residents will benefit from green communal spaces and roof terraces spread across three separate buildings with commercial space on the ground floor. The new homes will also be well connected being just a seven-minute walk to Hayes and Harlington Elizabeth line station, and with the M4 and M25 a short distance by car.

The Old Vinyl Factory has a distinguished history employing 22,000 people at its peak. All The Beatles’ albums were manufactured here as well as albums for bands such Queen, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple before the site closed as a factory in in 1978.

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We’re really excited to be helping to give a new lease of life to this site with its amazing musical and cultural history. New homes are needed in this area and the project will help us deliver our aim of starting at least 1,000 affordable homes by March 2023.”

David Gooch, Network Homes Executive Director of Development

Paul Dipino, Chief Innovation Officer at Joseph Homes, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to work with Network Homes to deliver much needed affordable housing in such an important part of London. Whilst we know that there is an ongoing need for affordable homes, there is more importantly a need for quality homes.  One Vinyl Square was designed with our LIVE WELL principles at the heart, and we’re pleased to have been able to contribute to the initial stages with the high-quality design of the scheme.”

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