Engie, the French energy company, have had their proposal for the development of the Crown Trading Centre on Clayton Road in Hayes referred to the Mayor of London by Hillingdon Council, for the second time. Engie Regeneration is a UK subsidiary of the French company whose aim is to “make zero-carbon happen”.
The submission is for the demolition of existing buildings for a residential-led mixed-use development comprising buildings between 3 and 11 storeys to provide 407 residential units (Use Class C3) and ground floor employment floorspace (Use Class B1) with associated access and car (203) and cycle parking, landscape and amenity areas and associated servicing.
The proposal was originally pushed back by the Deputy Mayor planning in March 2020 because it did not meet the requirements of the London Plan.
The site was formerly home to Record Merchandisers and Entertainment UK, one of the most successful distributors of Entertainment products in the UK, who collapsed as part of the Woolworths Group demise in 2009. The proposal includes an old railway line which will be incorporated into the canal-side public access as a feature.
The development will provide a much-needed enhancement to the Grand Union Canal and is close to the Elizabeth Line Station at Hayes. The Old Vinyl Factory development is nearby.
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