Built for the community, 4 of the best new London developments

Renters Sep 2, 2021

Many brand new apartments are on the rental market as Build to Rent developments pop up throughout London. These chic new homes claim first place in our renters’ searches, and we cannot blame them. Designed with modern living in mind, their unique features set them apart: bright, open-plan interiors, smart storage solutions, and designer furniture packages are just some of the perks. Each building comes to life through its unique community.

Dedicated on-site teams make everyday living easier. There is always a friendly face to meet you at reception, keep your package safe, and help with any repairs that need fixing urgently. The bike is securely stored and dry, and there is definitely a place with your name on it when you want to train in the gym, and you don’t even need to leave the building.

Add to the above impeccably designed communal spaces where you can enjoy the company of like-minded people. Think cinema rooms, great pool tables, and game consoles areas, and if you wish to party, you can entertain your guests in one of the tastefully designed communal lounges or dining spaces.
Did we mention pets are very welcome indeed? There is even pet grooming available within the developments.

Let’s explore four of the shiniest Build to Rent communities in London.

Ten Degrees, Croydon

Europe’s tallest modular building is in East Croydon, just opposite Box Park and the train station. Spacious apartments are arranged across two buildings, with the top floors dedicated to communal spaces where residents can come together and unwind.

Enjoy the spectacular views from the 44th floor while keeping fit in the gym, or have a good stretch in the yoga studio. You can chill in the games room taking in South London views, or bring your game to the pool table. What’s more, you can take advantage of their flexible working space, open 24/7, and benefit from the free and fast broadband as well as the meeting rooms.

Ten Degrees Croydon is super friendly towards pets; you can even arrange for a special treat for your pup in the pet spa. The on-site team goes the extra mile as they don’t only keep an eye out for your package, but they can help you arrange essential services such as dry cleaners. Don’t forget to check the regular residents’ events and meet your neighbours.

Greenford Quay, West London

This beautiful canalside development offers a great space to live and embrace community living. The on-site team is organising a wealth of exciting events for their residents. They hosted open-air screenings and live concerts during summer at the beautifully landscaped garden just next to the canal.

Children’s activities abound, from screenings in the cinema room to outdoor play, making Greenford Quay a unique waterfront neighbourhood for all ages. You can enjoy the exceptional rooftop views with the dedicated BBQ area, and if you long for a desk to work from outside your place, there is plenty of room to accommodate you in the dedicated co-working area.

Florence House, Colindale Gardens

Florence House is home to a selection of beautiful, pet-friendly apartments. As a resident, you can enjoy the work-from-home area and complimentary coffee machine, and once you are ready to switch off, why not enjoy a game of pool. For summer, reserve a space at the BBQ area on the roof terrace or chill at the large podium garden.

The on-site team has your back and can help with anything you might need, from parcel collection to maintenance, and most importantly, organise great community events. There is an array of events for residents, from Wine and Cheese Nights, to Workout Wednesdays, to enjoy yourself in your new neighbourhood.

The Robinson Wembley

The Robinson in Wembley is a fantastic building with excellent aesthetics. Social spaces draw inspiration from British & US popular culture. Different influences are felt across the building, from the lobby to the fantastic Festival Gardens, an expansive resident lounge ideal for working from home, and a stunning roof terrace.

Festival Gardens is a large podium garden tucked into the heart of The Robinson; the roof terrace boasts London’s longest stretch of sun loungers with 360 views across the City and iconic Stadium arch and work-from-home caravans for when you need to focus and get things done.
Utilities in each home are all set up and ready to go as soon as you move in, providing renters a monthly bill that breaks everything down for complete transparency. Once onboard, you can get live updates of all the events organised in the building and participate in polls and community chats to help the team organise the next one.

What sets Build-to-Rent developments apart is their excellent amenities that reflect the priorities of modern renters. Thoughtful design serves as a solid foundation for residents to build their lives according to their individual needs, be it extra space for working from home or a great place to unwind. You can discover more of these beautiful rental homes through our property search here.

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