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Video: Old Vinyl Factory building transformed in stunning street art takeover

Street artists were commissioned to paint the run-down Powerhouse at the Old Vinyl Factory with bold colours and designs

The Converse Wall of Clash mural on the Powerhouse building at The Old Vinyl Factory, in Hayes.

The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes has become the backdrop for a stunning "colour clash" street art installation.

Two walls of the run-down century-old Powerhouse building, on the former site of EMI factories in Blyth Road, is the canvas and the inspiration for the "Wall of Clash", a project challenging street artists to "unleash their most visceral work against the disused factory's dull, lifeless walls."

The artists, Remi Rough and System (Agents of Change), each put their unique stamp on the walls, in the first of three "paint clash battles" to take place around London, called Sneakers Clash.

The building, sat empty and left decaying for decades, is now a dazzling reminder of its heyday, when it was part of the record-pressing plant which produced and shipped copies of classic LPs by the likes of the Beatles, the Sex Pistols and Pink Floyd.

It is said to be London's biggest mural, and it was commissioned by sportswear company Converse, to launch a new range of trainers - the Converse All Star Chuck '70.

Unfortunately, it is not entirely visible from the street as most of The Old Vinyl Factory site is hoarded off to the public, but a £250m redevelopment will bring it back into use and provide hundreds of homes, and potentially thousands of jobs.

 

 

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