Contemporary Build to Rent development – The Marches – in the heart of Woking town centre is 98% occupied, with the final collection of one- and two-bedroom homes now available. This follows rapid demand, demonstrating the quality of both the location and offer of The Marches.
Set across two high-rise buildings of 29 and 33 storeys, the 429 new homes at The Marches come fully furnished with sustainable and UK-made furniture designed to meet a high interior specification and standard of living. Each home also has its own private balcony, offering far reaching views of Woking, the Surrey Hills AONB and central London. The scheme is located at 9 Commercial Way, Woking, and prices start from £1,355 pcm for a one-bedroom apartment.
Amenities at The Marches include communal spaces, a communal kitchen, dining areas, a resident’s lounge and screening room, superfast Wi-Fi and 24/7 concierge. Residents also have access to co-working spaces featuring a mix of both social areas and private booths, to meet the growing demand for hybrid working. The Marches is managed by operator Native Residential.
“Woking is an exciting and growing place to live – a vibrant town centre, surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful areas of natural beauty, and just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Our collection of one- and two-bedroom rental homes at The Marches is a unique opportunity to live in a beautifully designed space, alongside like-minded individuals and within a supportive neighbourhood that supports the way you want to live. All managed by Native Residential – a trusted and UK-wide rental manager – we understand the pressures of modern living, our neighbourhoods all encourage personality and are built to build connections and support the community.”Zaida Brown, Community Manager, The Marches
Following the extensive regeneration of Woking’s town centre, in one of the UK’s largest town centre regeneration projects, the commuter town is well sought-after for both buyers and renters, with the popular shopping centre attracting new shops and restaurants and offering easy transport connections to London Waterloo within 24 minutes. Residents can also enjoy exclusive experiences and discounts from local independent businesses via the Neighbourhood Heroes programme.
Alongside this, Native Residential understands that the cost-of-living crisis has driven rental demand and with one small check-in fee, equating to only one week’s rent, renters can benefit from Flatfair’s ‘deposit alternative’ scheme.
According to recent data from property website Zoopla, renting is the most affordable living option for the first time since 2010. Woking is also in the spotlight as Halifax’s (2022) annual UK league found average house prices had increased by almost £100,000 – the highest cash-based increase in the UK.
Woking has received significant local investment and has recently been voted as one of the UK’s best places to live and work in the annual UK Vitality Index 2023. Admiral Home Insurance reported that homes within half a mile of the station were being prioritised. Therefore, The Marches offers a rare rental opportunity in the centre of this bustling commuter town.