: L&QHayes Village by Barratt London is a mixed-use development on the brownfield site of a former Nestlé factory, forming one of London’s largest regeneration projects. The entire scheme will include 1,473 new homes, nine acres of parks and gardens, a community centre, retail, office and leisure spaces and a new footbridge over the Grand Union Canal.
Homes on site range from studio apartments to three-bedroom family properties, with tenures including private sale, Discount Market Sale, Shared Ownership and Affordable Rent. The project includes the sensitive conversion of the Art Deco Trucson Building, one of the first “daylight factories”, into spacious, high-ceilinged apartments. The entire development benefits from extensive measures to encourage sustainable transport, conserve energy and protect wildlife. More than 2,000 bike spaces, new cycleways and footpaths, electric car charging points, car club vehicles and public transport improvements give residents eco-friendly options, while a communal heating network and solar-powered streetlights keep power usage down. People and wildlife have nine acres of parks and gardens to explore, with fitness trails and equipment and play areas to improve health and wellbeing - while 250 new trees, 3,600 new saplings in hedgerows and extensive wildflower planting are set to increase biodiversity by 50%. Being bounded by the railway line and the canal made this a constrained site, but Barratt London has turned it into a healthy new community with a brand new public square at its heart, tree-lined avenues and welcoming green spaces, creating superb new homes and facilities to benefit the wider community.