Sweet success for Barratt London and SEGRO

Former Nestlé Factory

Turley Heritage and Economics are delighted to have teamed-up with Barratt London and SEGRO to secure planning permission for the exemplary design and heritage-led residential and industrial scheme at the former Nestlé Factory site, Hillingdon.

The approved scheme will secure a new future for this disused industrial site, including 1, 381 new homes, over 22, 000 sq m of commercial/industrial floor space and three hectares of new public spaces, as part of a new high-quality neighbourhood.

The considered approach to promoting major change in an ‘at risk’ conservation area, containing a number of redundant industrial buildings, to secure a sustainable new future for the heritage assets led the GLA to characterise the heritage-led masterplan as ‘an exemplar of suburban intensification’.

The scheme is also a game changer in terms of a positive planning approach to residential with industrial mixed use. As our ‘Keep London Working’ report for SEGRO highlights, there has been a loss of industrial land across the capital, meaning that developers need to be more innovative in their use of space. The draft London Plan recognises this and is encouraging of co-location. This scheme is the first which seeks to develop residential alongside industrial and is already being used as a benchmark by the GLA and sector more widely.

The exceptional quality of the scheme was recognised by the council’s planning committee who unanimously approved the application.