Hillingdon has approved the change of use for Hayes Park Central and South from offices to residential, providing 124 homes.

The proposal is for the proposed change of use of the Grade II* Listed Hayes Park Central and Hayes Park South office buildings to 124 residential flats, with access to 124 car parking spaces and 207 cycle stands. Internal and external works to the buildings are proposed, alongside landscaping, to create a communal square, play space and amenity space.

The site formerly used as offices for Heinz and Fujitsu is on Hayes End Road, Hillingdon, as part of a master plan designed by Gordon Bunshaft in 1964.

Marson Property, the developers, seek to convert the two unique office buildings, which are Grade II* listed, into new homes with a design approach that seeks to enhance their significance and setting.

Marson’s plan to improve the landscape:

  • Re-wilding the landscape with pastoral meadows to enhance the setting of the Listed buildings
  • A woodland intervention to the north of the site to enhance the area’s existing character with new species and support biodiversity
  • Playspace including climbing structures, play trails and growing spaces.
  • Replacement of the roundabout with a new square between Hayes Park Central and Hayes Park North for the residents and visitors

The developer will retain the spatial hierarchy with a concrete frame and inset glazing as designed by Bunshaft. They will reinstate the reflective pool and Island and Magnolia multi-stem tree. Stepping stones will also be included to allow residents to experience the joy of crossing the pool. The existing concrete buildings will be cleaned to bring back the white finish of the Cornish Granite.


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