Greystar is ready to unveil its 20-acre waterfront scheme – Greenford Quay – London’s largest Build to Rent community which will deliver 2,118 new homes overlooking the Grand Union Canal in Ealing. With the first building of the development completed in under 19 months, Greystar is setting a new standard for community-led rental properties combined with sustainable operational excellence in the UK.
The restored Art Deco building which forms the focal point of the development, known as Tillermans, includes 379 Build to Rent homes – a mix of studio, one, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Tillermans faces onto a landscaped public square with extensive landscaping and water features.
The entire development will be delivered using innovative modular methods in partnership with Tide Construction. The residential units are largely built off-site and slotted into the buildings, which significantly reduces construction time with a reduction of up to 80% of typical construction traffic onsite. This reduces the disruption to local residents and the building’s carbon footprint through minimising the construction waste normally generated.
The first residents have already moved in and demand is proving to be strong. Existing and prospective residents have singled out the service and security provided by the on-site management team, as well as the attractiveness of Greenford Quay’s amenities, which include a 14th floor gym with views over west London, spinning studio, cinema room, bar and games room, workspace, residents’ lounges, and outdoor entertaining spaces with BBQs, firepits and TVs. Greenford Quay will also provide a new health centre, primary school, shops and restaurants that will also benefit the neighbouring community.
A number of other significant milestones will also be reached over the coming months as the development progresses. This month, a new Day Nursery run by the award-winning Monkey Puzzle group will open – offering reliable and convenient childcare. A Co-op convenience store and Starbucks are due to open imminently, and a play space and dog park are also underway.
“Greenford Quay has been thoughtfully designed to build a sense of community by fostering interactions inside and outside the buildings. It is a delight to see our on-site team interacting with our new residents – together helping to bring the development to life.
“Our aim is to provide a level of service that renters rarely experience in the UK, but certainly deserve. The flexibility we provide is appealing to residents, as they can enjoy one of our secure, high-quality homes and all the benefits of our lively community for as long as they want.”Paul Naylor, Community Manager, Greenford Quay
Greenford Quay is surrounded by nature and is a short walk from the ancient woodland at Horsenden Hill and Paradise Fields – a rich natural habitat famous for grassland, ponds, reed beds, lagoons and wildflower meadows. Greenford Quay is also highly commutable from central London, and Zone 1 can be reached in under 20 minutes on the Central Line. Alternatively, a leisurely cycle along the Grand Union Canal Walk will take residents to Paddington in 45 minutes.
Greenford Quay has been designed specifically with renting in mind from the outset. This approach has been led by the Greystar in-house team who tailor each development to meet the needs of prospective residents. Greystar will operate the new community and support its residents with a dedicated on-site team providing maintenance, leasing and events services. As a result, Greenford Quay aims to become a new destination and established community with regular onsite family-friendly events.
“Greenford Quay is a significant milestone for Greystar in Europe, as it is the first development we have overseen from inception to delivery. There is a severe shortage of high-quality homes across our major cities and we are delivering a professionally managed solution that we hope will open people’s eyes to the long-term benefits of renting, particularly in the UK.”Todd Marler, Senior Director of Multifamily Operations in UK & IE, Greystar
Apartments at Greenford Quay start at £1,330 per month with flexible lease terms ranging from 12 months to three years.