Dog statue graces The Record Store in Hayes

October 9, 2017 by  

A large statue of a dog was unveiled at the opening of The Record Store in Hayes, located at The Old Vinyl Factory.

The dog statue at the retail outlet is 5.5 metres in height. It corresponds with the famous logo which HMV uses. Other record companies have also employed the dog image, which is called Nipper, for marketing purposes. Printing services in Hayes may help to promote shops in the area.

U+I played a significant role in overseeing the regeneration around the store. Richard Upton, the deputy chief executive at the firm, told Get West London:

“What fascinated us was the potential of history at The Old Vinyl Factory and that had been missed by other developers. We did our research over many months and planned 650 homes anchored around a central street and beautiful squares, 600,000 sq ft of offices, that is, some 6,000 jobs.”

The opening of the new store involved a performance of live music and a sale of vinyl records. Snacks and drinks were served to the public.

The Greater London Authority wanted at least 4,000 jobs to be created by the whole scheme. It also hoped that the posts would be high quality.

The site has a cultural history which could prove to be an economic asset. The location once housed The Old Vinyl Factory and this gives it a unique heritage.