The opening of Hayes & Harlington station in Greater London 150 years ago led to a dramatic shift in Hayes’ fortunes. Now, with Hayes & Harlington due to become part of the Crossrail network, improvement works are transforming the area around the station once more, adding to Hayes’ already strong credentials as one of West London’s attractive residential locations.
Elizabeth Line services will start running from Hayes & Harlington station in 2019. The reduced journey times from Hayes into central London (Bond Street and Farringdon will be accessible in 25 minutes, Canary Wharf in 34) are expected to lead to a surge in use of the station. At the same time, the Mayor of London has committed to increasing train services to Hayes & Harlington to ten trains per hour during peak periods, which is again expected to drive up usage.
In light of this anticipated increase in use, works have been planned to help the station adjust to the increased footfall. Rather than simply undergo a makeover, Hayes & Harlington will be transformed into a brand-new station. The existing one, which is built on a bridge above the train tracks, will be replaced with a brand-new station just to the north. Like all stations on the Elizabeth Line, it will provide step-free access to all trains.
Hayley Wills, Area Manager commented: “Hayes is a dynamic location – particularly the area by the station where the Old Vinyl Factory is located on the former EMI record plant site. There is so much regeneration work going on that there’s a real sense of purpose and excitement in the area. That’s why we knew it was the ideal location for a new standard of residential accommodation.”
Just a three-minute walk from Hayes & Harlington station, the Gatefold Building is providing Hayes residents not just with quality homes, but with an array of on-site amenities. The open-plan apartments have been purpose-designed with renters and sharers in mind, making them ideal for professionals.
Large kitchens and living rooms open onto either a garden or a balcony, while bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms wherever possible. Designer furniture from Habitat also means that residents can live in style, just minutes from an easy connection to London. At the Gatefold Building, residents enjoy their own dedicated on-site management team, an online tenancy process, free broadband and a host of other benefits.
Prices at the Gatefold Building’s 119 apartments start from £1,250 pcm for a one-bedroom apartment and from £1,450 for a two-bedroom home.
For the latest information, visit: http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/