- VIRTUS announces West London’s largest data centre in Stockley Park
- The Record Store at The Old Vinyl Factory launches with 84k sq ft of office space in Hayes
- New residential accommodation meets rising demand from professionals working in Hayes and surrounding areas
In September, VIRTUS announced that it would be building West London’s largest data centre campus in Stockley Park just outside Hayes. The LONDON5 and LONDON6 buildings will cover 34,475 m2 as part of the eight-acre campus, cementing Hayes’ position as one of London’s most exciting digital tech locations.
A long-term favourite with companies with international connections, due to its proximity to Heathrow Airport, Hayes in the London Borough of Hillingdon is now positioning itself as one of the capital’s most enticing tech hubs. The news comes as a new Knight Frank report highlights the poor of affordability in Shoreditch, which has the dubious honour of being named the most expensive tech hub in the world for office space. Companies who have already moved to Hayes in recent years include SONOS, Host Europe Group (HEG) and CHAMP Cargosystems, all of which have signed 10-year leases for The Shipping Building, part of The Old Vinyl Factory.
In line with Hayes’ hip new credentials, this weekend saw the regeneration specialist U+I launch 84,000 sq ft of office space at The Record Store. The vast, open-plan floors of the art deco building have been given new life by award winning architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The six-storey building is part of the £250m redevelopment centered around The Old Vinyl Factory, on the site of the former EMI vinyl record factory. Companies moving into the new office accommodation at the Record Store can enjoy working in the same building where EMI worked its magic on groundbreaking albums by the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
“With the hunger for connectivity and data growing exponentially, our data centres continue to play a vital role in enabling the UK and Europe’s digital economy.
“We work with clients across all industries, all with unique audiences and IT landscapes, but with the common need to deliver the highest levels of availability, performance and security of digital experiences.”
Neil Cresswell, CEO, VIRTUS
With so many new employment opportunities flooding into Hayes, accommodation providers are rushing to be part of the influx. One company that prides itself on being ahead of the curve is Be Living Ltd, whose stunning new be:here Hayes at Gatefold Building is already open to tenants. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments mirror the innovation springing up at The Old Vinyl Factory.
The be:here Hayes apartments are just 300 yards from Hayes & Harlington station, ready for Crossrail in 2019. The 119 homes are sharer-friendly and pet-friendly, while the wider Old Vinyl Factory development will provide everything from restaurants and leisure facilities to a music venue, right on residents’ doorstep.
“Hayes’ credentials as a business and tech hub seem to be growing almost daily, with everyone from startups to established multi-nationals keen to be a part of the area. It was important to us that the professionals and their families who are being drawn into Hayes had an appropriately stylish accommodation option to suit their needs. That’s why we were so keen to launch the Gatefold building, to offer something a cut above the rest and in keeping with the new life and energy being breathed into Hayes.”
Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes
With affordable, high quality office accommodation and superb new homes, the attractions of Hayes are clear. Spacious apartments at be:here Hayes are available from £1,165 pcm for a one bed and from £1,450 for a two bed. All homes include either a garden or a balcony.
For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.