Bringing a new life to where vinyl was born, the Old Vinyl Factory is a special place with an incredible architectural, cultural and industrial history in Hayes, West London. It was built originally as the headquarters of EMI and His Master’s Voice in 1907.
Since then, the Factory was used by EMI for the production of many well-known vinyl records by popular musicians of the 20th century, as well as radios and other broadcasting equipment.
The place-making activity began in 2012, with the opening of a new café and a museum about the site’s industrial history as the home of EMI. Now The Old Vinyl Factory is a mix of re-imagined Art Deco office buildings, new homes, innovation and educational hubs, restaurants, shops, a gym, a cinema and a live music venue, as well as the Central Research Laboratory (CRL), the UK’s first startup accelerator and co-working space.
Escofet has collaborated in the arrangement of the outdoor area with wooden Tramet benches, laid in-between concrete replicas of ancient gramophones.