Plans for new industrial park re­vealed for Hayes

Site own­ers pledge to re­gen­er­ate area and cre­ate new jobs

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A REAL es­tate firm with industrial parks across Hayes and West Dray­ton is hop­ing to build an­other park, cre­at­ing up to 175 jobs.

Prol­o­gis plans to ap­ply within a week to build six ware­house or of­fice build­ings in Daw­ley Road, Hayes.

The build­ings would each have a 5,00050,000sq ft floorspace – to­talling around 115,000sq A GAR­DEN cen­tre in West Dray­ton mak­ing vis­i­tors cluck with its col­lec­tion of new­ly­hatched chicks, is ex­tend­ing its open­ing hours. ft – with rel­a­tively small busi­nesses the like­li­est oc­cu­pants.

The site, va­cant for al­most a decade and bought by the com­pany last year, would be­come Prol­o­gis Daw­ley Road.

Prol­o­gis se­nior vice pres­i­dent Paul We­ston said, if granted plan­ning per­mis­sion, his com­pany could begin work in Au­gust, fin­ish­ing next sum­mer.

He said: “It’s go­ing to bring a high-qual­ity prod­uct.

“It’s go­ing to bring jobs

The Ru­ral Ac­tiv­i­ties Gar­den Cen­tre (RAGC) is run by vol­un­teers at Hilling­don Coun­cil and will open seven days per week from Sun­day.

It will now open on and re­gen­er­ate a site that’s been pretty much derelict, or va­cant, for al­most 10 years.”

The com­pany has al­ready lodged plans to build a £75 mil­lion busi­ness park – Prol­o­gis Park West Lon­don – next to Stockley Park, cre­at­ing up to 650 jobs.

The plans in­volve two industrial or dis­tri­bu­tion units on a site flanked by Iron Bridge Road North and Hor­ton Road, in West Dray­ton, with a com­bined floorspace of around 215,000sq ft. Sun­days, from 9am to 4pm. The cen­tre, in West Dray­ton Road, is home to Sus­sex chick­ens and new­born chicks with eggs on sale to vis­i­tors.

The RAGC is run by

Mr We­ston said the com­pany had re­ceived strong in­ter­est but would not say who from.

Prol­o­gis has also sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion for out­line plan­ning per­mis­sion to build up to three ex­tra units on the site. The com­pany would de­velop five parcels of land nearby, turn­ing them into public green spa­ces.

The plans, which went on dis­play in Fe­bru­ary, in­volve land­scap­ing around the site and along the nearby canal as well as cre­at­ing a pedes­trian and the coun­cil, Hilling­don Autis­tic Care and Sup­port and vol­un­teers, and boasts a cafe, or­na­men­tal gar­dens and green­houses.

It of­fers em­ploy­ment to peo­ple with learn­ing cy­cle tow­path Hor­ton Road.

Mr We­ston said, of 101 peo­ple who at­tended, 28 filled out feed­back forms, with 92 per cent sup­port­ing the pro­pos­als.

He said, if granted plan­ning per­mis­sion, work could begin in Septem­ber and end next June.

The com­pany has leased one of two new units at its Prol­o­gis Park Heathrow site, off Stockley Road in West Dray­ton, to chilled food man­u­fac­turer Adelie Foods Group Ltd. dis­abil­i­ties and last year was awarded a green flag for its fa­cil­i­ties and won gold in Lon­don in Bloom.

For more de­tails, go to www.hilling­ ragc.

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