Converting heritage factories into viable living spaces is becoming something of a trend in West London and the sleek Art Deco Nestle factory in Hayes is one of the latest examples of this “industrial chic” genre. Set among nine acres of open green space one, two and three apartments are available for rent, just a short walk from the new super-fast Elizabeth Line. The development is part of a series of regeneration moves that seek to transform the neighbourhoods around Heathrow Airport.
The scenic banks of the Grand Union Canal form the perfect backdrop to this collection of graceful buildings. Four-metre ceilings and large windows are a legacy from the site’s commercial history and are complemented by well-designed interiors, a private gym and several canal-side shops. Aside from high quality accommodation to rent at competitive prices, residents at Hayes Village also have access to free car club membership and cycle storage. Hayes is close to the M4 and M25 routes out of London and is therefore ideal for country getaways and trips to the various leisure parks that populate the Thames Valley area.
Being able to reach Bond Street in 20 minutes and Heathrow Airport in under 10 is a massive selling point for any well-travelled young professional currently working in Central London. Hayes & Harlington Station is on the new Elizabeth Line and runs a direct service to several West End and City destinations before connecting with Canary Wharf and East London. The airport is just one stop away in the opposite direction.