The Old Vinyl Factory

London. 2015

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2015
  • Cost: £24 Million
  • Clients: Cathedral Group

As part of a larger redevelopment that transforms the former EMI record factory in Hayes into a vibrant new community, the Cabinet Building explores ideas of reinvention. A six-storey building, built incrementally wing by wing over 20 years, is stripped out and extended with a crown of three linear single-storey ‘cabinets’ and an enclosed lightweight canopy. The central cabinet – topped with large-lettered signage – protrudes beyond the building’s edge as a playful yet purposeful signal of the new upper floor. Carrying on with the language of extrusions, a new ground floor portal sits as a new layer against the glass façade, mediating between the scale of the building’s entire front face and the new public square.

Old Vinyl Factory Wins Outline Planning

04/12/2012

Old Vinyl Factory Wins Outline Planning

The scheme to radically transform the former EMI record  factory in Hayes, west London was granted outline planning late last week.  Backed by the Cathedral Group and Development Securities, the redevelopment  will convert the run-down 1927 Art Deco complex into new offices, homes and  recreational zones to breathe new life and bring new jobs into the area. We're working with Studio Egret West  and Duggan Morris on the £250M project.
 

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The Old Vinyl Factory

11/09/2012

The Old Vinyl Factory

AHMM with Studio Egret West and Duggan Morris Architects have submitted an outline planning application for a masterplan for the £250 million redevelopment of the former EMI record factory in Hayes, west London for our client, Purplexed.  This mixed use development will provide housing, office, retasturants, cinema and performance venue and regenerate this quarter of Hayes.


The site was originally acquired at the turn of the 20th Century by the Gramophone and Typewriter Company, which eventually became EMI, as a home for His Masters Voice. Over the ensuing decades, the plant became the centre of the world’s vinyl record production, pressing records for everyone from The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, the Beach Boys and Elvis Presley.


AHMM have been chosen to refurbish the Cabinet Building, one of the abandoned EMI factory buildings and designed by the famous British Art Deco architects Wallis, Gilbert and Partners. 

 




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