The Old Vinyl Factory, Hayes UK

The Old Vinyl Factory is a development in Hayes, Middlesex, designed to regenerate the former headquarters of EMI and His Master’s Voice. This formerly derelict site has become a major new mixed-use development and had been designed to enhance the town’s social, cultural and economic potential. Before development began the site had been used for a variety of “meanwhile” activities to improve social cohesion with the site and the community. The development itself includes apartments, new retail space, a University Technical College (UTC), a museum, a Plus X business accelerator space, a live music venue and more public spaces.

RealWorth measured the actual and expected social value of all aspects of the scheme, evidencing that the scheme is bringing significant positive social impact to the area by responding to the needs and aspirations of the local community.

In 2019 RealWorth updated its assessment of the social value of the supported workspace at The Old Vinyl Factory. At the time of this assessment, the development was 50% completed, with the final buildings expected to be operational in 2023.

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