dMFKBarratt London, in partnership with SEGRO, is combining the sensitive refurbishment of a historic building with modern methods of construction to provide a mixed-use regeneration project at Hayes Village. Set on the 12-hectare brownfield site formerly occupied by the iconic Nestlé factory, which has stood as the centrepiece of Hayes community life since 1913, the development is in one of London’s 30 Housing Zones and a Conservation Area with four of its own listed buildings.
Due to complete in 2028, the project will provide 1,473 new homes across a mix of tenures, three hectares of public open space, a mix of commercial including a café, gym, nursery, community facility and flexible office space, as well as 230,000 sq. ft. of light industrial units. The development is an exemplar solution for creating new homes, much-needed workspace, significant employment opportunities, and new amenities for local people in the capital, against the challenge of constrained land availability. The heritage-led factory conversion will preserve and enhance key elements of the original design. In particular, the characterful south façade of the main factory building is being retained along with elements of the west and east façades. In addition to this, historic factory machinery and artefacts will be protected and creatively integrated into the design of the public realm. Examples of this include plans to reuse the original Art Deco staircase in residential accommodation and the retention and restoration of the Art Deco entranceway.