Hayes celebrates Love Parks Week with 12 Green Flags awarded in 2018

Hayes celebrates Love Parks Week with 12 Green Flags awarded in 2018

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  • 75% of children want to spend more time outdoors (Keep Britain Tidy)
  • Love Parks Week runs until 22nd July 2018
  • Gatefold Building in Hayes has built outdoor lifestyle into every home (be:here)
  • 12 Green flags mean Hayes residents have easy access to green space

 

Marked by the international Green Flag awards, announced on 16 July 2018, Loves Parks Week runs from 13 to 22 July 2018 with the West London town of Hayes scooping an impressive 12 Green Flags for its unique offering of parks, meadowland, garden centres and open spaces.

“Outdoor space is very important to community life in Hayes. The town is the perfect blend of urban life and rural pursuits. Charing Cross is just 13 miles away, meaning that Hayes is well connected for those working and playing in London. However, the town also has a thriving local community to whom outdoor pursuits are very important.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

 

Research from Keep Britain Tidy shows that 75% of children want to spend more time outdoors, with the average child visiting outdoor spaces three times per week. Sadly, parents report that they don’t have time to take their children to the park, with this being cited as the main reason for their children’s lack of time outdoors. However, the abundance of parkland on offer in areas like Hayes can help to combat this. By opting to live in an area with so many Green Flags, parents never need go far in order to allow their children the freedom to run and play in the great outdoors.

At the popular Gatefold Building, which is brought to Hayes residents by the innovative be:here, outdoor space is included as a valuable element of everyday life. Every home comes with outdoor space – many have balconies, while others have their own 30 foot private gardens, which are ideal for children who want to spend more time outdoors (as well as for cats and dogs – the Gatefold Building has a pet-friendly policy that welcomes four-legged family members). Not only that but residents can also enjoy the 7,000 sq ft roof terrace with seating areas, planting and superb views over Hayes.

“Spending time outside is such a valuable part of childhood – as well as being important during adulthood! – and that’s why we wanted to build outdoor space into every home at the Gatefold Building. It’s fantastic to know that the local area is facilitating this too, with 12 Green Flags awarded in 2018, in recognition of the natural beauty and open spaces that we are so lucky to have in and around Hayes.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

 

The Gatefold Building offers a host of other benefits, as well as outdoor space. A dedicated on-site management team is available to assist residents with any queries they may have and provide peace of mind, while broadband is provided free of charge. Residents also get free phone lines, with evening and weekend calls to local and national destinations included. There are no fees bar a £300 reservation charge, which is then applied towards the first month’s rent.

“We’ve built fresh air and a fresh approach into every element of life at the Gatefold Building. Hayes is a wonderful town to call home and we are proud to offer apartments here that are a cut above the rest. Fantastic connectivity, a thriving local business and retail environment and now a host of award-winning green spaces – Hayes really does have the whole package.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

 

The 119 apartments at The Gatefold Building are available from £1,250 pcm for a one-bedroom home and from £1,450 for a two-bed.

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here team directly on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/

Regional property markets race to catch the capital

Regional property markets race to catch the capital

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  • Property price gap between London and other cities to narrow over next 1-2 years (Hometrack)
  • Tax changes driving shift in regular market cycles (Surrenden Invest)
  • Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham enjoying annual price rises of 6.5% and above

 

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index projects a narrowing of the property price gap between London and the UK’s other cities over the next year or two. For investors, the choice is clear – regional cities are the place to be if they wish to profit from property. But are we at risk of completing the same cycle as we saw just over a decade ago, or has the market learned from its previous mistakes?

“While many factors mirror the housing market’s performance back in the early 2000s, there are some substantial differences that look set to bring about different outcomes from this state in the cycle. Tax changes are playing a key role in this, as are the rising quality and security standards of regional city developments.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

At present, house price inflation stands at 4.3% for the UK as a whole over the past year. For London, the figure drops to just 0.4% over the same period. Edinburgh has seen the highest increase in values, at 7.1% over the year to April 2018, closely followed by Manchester, at 7.0%.  Birmingham also fared far better than average, at 6.5%, as did Liverpool, at 5.9%.

The regional success stories stand in stark contrast to the price falls seen in 20 of London’s 33 local authorities. Developments such as Westminster Works in Birmingham are thus offering investors far more potential for capital growth, as well as healthy yields. Ideally positioned to benefit from the HS2 Curzon Street station scheme, as well as the redevelopment taking place as part of the Smithfield masterplan, the premium apartments are raising the bar for rental accommodation in Birmingham. The luxurious apartments come with a range of top facilities, including a concierge service, secure on-site parking and smart home, eco-friendly technology in every home.

The same trend of the regions racing to catch up with London’s prices occurred between 2002 and 2005, when London saw weak growth after a period of strong performance from 1996 to 2000. Regional markets had lagged behind, but began reporting strong performance from 2001 onwards, thus narrowing the price gap.

However, leading property investment agency Surrenden Invest is quick to point out that the current market has a number of significant differences to that of the early to mid 2000s. While the cycle appears similar, secondary cities may actually stand a more realistic chance of catching up to London’s prices than they did previously.

“People have been saying that London is too expensive since before Black Monday in 1987, yet over the last 30 years property prices there have grown enormously. Still, there comes a point when a market becomes too expensive to bounce back quickly, even when there are chronic underlying supply issues, as is the case with London. The city remains one of the world’s most significant and sophisticated property markets, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t suffer a sharp, swift price correction – or that it could quickly recover from such an occurrence.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

In previous property market cycles, the regions have narrowed the price gap between their cities and London, only for London’s prices to race ahead once more. This time, though, the quality, security and corporate governance of nationwide developers are far stronger than they were even ten years ago. Previously a concern for risk-averse buyers, these strong credentials – and the attractive yields on offer – mean that regional cities stand a good chance of catching up to London’s prices outside of the standard cycles that we’ve seen over the past 20 years.

Another contributing factor is the new Stamp Duty regime. Many of London’s properties are located in prime and super prime locations, costing upwards of £1 million. The sale of those properties has been significantly hampered by the higher tax rates, as well as the additional 3% charge on second homes. With regional properties available for significantly less money, the tax burden is reduced sufficiently to make regional property purchases more attractive than London ones in the eyes of many investors.

“Are we likely to see the regions catch up relative to London in terms of their property prices? Probably not, as London remains a uniquely appealing market. However, what we are likely to see is a sustained and significant narrowing of the price gap, as regional cities hold fast in the wake of London’s price correction.”

 Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

 

For more information, visit www.surrendeninvest.com or call 0203 3726 499

Staying local but living better: Understanding the appeal of Build to Rent

Staying local but living better: Understanding the appeal of Build to Rent

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  • Build to Rent, a new way of renting (be:here)
  • New developments driving up standards for renters across the UK
  • Increased choice, enhanced facilities and superb customer service all cornerstones of the Build to Rent offering

 

Build to Rent is catching on fast, as the UK races to meet the needs of its increasing cohort of private renters. Those developers leading the field, such as the innovative be:here – the brand behind Hayes’ popular Gatefold Building – are shaping the future of urban accommodation. But what is it about Build to Rent that appeals so much to tenants?

 “Tenants have for too long had to live with limited choices and a lack of attention to their needs. Build to Rent has the capacity to change all of that. The UK’s private renters no longer have only limited and ill-conceived rental options at their disposal. Now, they can choose a home that is bright, spacious and purpose-built for renters with superb customer service in the form of an on-site management team. It’s renting for the modern day and age.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

 

For 33-year-old Michelle, an NHS Business Manager, Build to Rent was the perfect solution. Michelle loved living in Hayes, with its easy travel links in and out of London, and the new developments and shops resulting from the area’s modernisation. She wanted to continue living locally, but was unhappy with the standard of her privately rented accommodation. Build to Rent offered the perfect solution, allowing her to remain local but choose a better living environment.

“I wanted to remain local to the area, and The Gatefold Building was a new build home with parking. The flat is more spacious, for a reasonable increase in the rent we were paying.

Michelle, resident, be:here Hayes

 

Since moving into The Gatefold Building in July 2017, Michelle has been enjoying a superior home environment that affords her more freedom than a traditional private rented home would. Local residents looking for something better than the norm can enjoy be:here’s welcoming, pet-friendly approach, low deposits (just a month’s rent), three year tenancies and Habitat furnishings.

Build to Rent developments also provide a strong sense of community. The Gatefold Building hosts regular social events for residents and Michelle has highlighted the friendliness of her neighbours as one of the many advantages of living in a purpose-built rental home. She also flagged up the peaceful nature of the development and the reassuring presence of the reception services, which provide residents with support should they need it.

Michelle has also taken advantage of be:here’s policy of welcoming pets on site, sharing her apartment with five fish!

“The Build to Rent sector is able to provide not just purposefully designed apartments, but also longer-term tenancies, zero fees and shared facilities and services that give residents more than the traditional private rented sector can offer. The overall package is light years ahead of anything that tenants could expect even a few years ago. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of developing such services and to play a role in driving up rental standards and aspirations across the UK as a result, by delivering something that has all the advantages of a local service, but is fundamentally better than anything already available.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

Apartments at The Gatefold Building are available from £1,250.00 pcm for a one-bedroom home and from £1,475.00 for a two-bed. Every home comes with outdoor space in the form of either a garden or a balcony.

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here team directly on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/

Surge in demand for secure, lock up and leave London homes boosts capital’s Build to Rent appeal

Surge in demand for secure, lock up and leave London homes boosts capital’s Build to Rent appeal

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  • Demand for lock up and leave homes increasing (be:here)
  • Average number of holidays abroad rose to 1.7 per person in 2017 (Statista)
  • Build to Rent homes with onsite management offer the ideal solution

 

Innovative developer be:here as revealed a surge in demand for ‘lock up and leave’ property in London.

The finding ties in with data from Statista, which shows that the average person increased their number of holidays abroad from 1.4 in 2016 to 1.7 in 2017. With London’s airports serving such a wide range of destinations, those travelling overseas for both work and pleasure are looking to ensure that their homes remain safe while empty. And for many, a purposefully designed Build to Rent home is the answer.

“Today’s housing schemes have to think carefully about the needs of their residents, particularly as the convenience of international travel means that our modern lifestyle often involves trips overseas, whether for business or pleasure. This is even more true for developments that are within reach of international airports, as easy travel abroad is often a key benefit for those living there.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

 

New purposely-designed Build to Rent developments such as The Gatefold Building from be:here located in Hayes, just 4 miles from Heathrow International Airport, present a unique opportunity to cater to the requirements of those who prioritise security as a result of leaving their property empty regularly. Flight crew, for example, have to regularly leave their homes unoccupied whilst at work, so security is a particularly important issue.

At The Gatefold Building, security is a top priority. The development is gated and provides an on-site concierge and management team. The groups of air crew in residence at The Gatefold Building benefit from having peace of mind when it comes to the security of their homes while they’re working. Knowing there’s always someone on hand to keep an eye on things is immensely reassuring, particularly in an urban environment as vast as London.

The lock up and leave benefits of Build to Rent accommodation apply equally to those who travel on business regularly, as do the additional rewards of living at the award-winning Gatefold Building. These include tenancies of up to three years in length, low deposits (just one month’s rent), pet-friendly homes, free super-fast 30 mbps broadband, regular social events and Habitat furnishings. Soon, tenants will also be able to take advantage of on-site Laundry Republic lockers, meaning that they can take care of their dry cleaning from home with ease.

“Build to Rent is well positioned to serve those who need to lock up and leave their homes regularly. Here in Hayes, The Gatefold Building is ideally located for London Heathrow, so all those who use the airport for work or travel are able to benefit from the security that a contemporary Build to Rent development provides.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

 

Stylish apartments at be:here Hayes are available from £1,195 pcm for one bedroom and from £1,450 for two. Every home comes with either a garden or a balcony.

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/

Apartment prices rising faster than any other property type, new data reveals

Apartment prices rising faster than any other property type, new data reveals

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  • Average UK apartment price up by £1,251 per month over last 5 years (Halifax)
  • Regional cities such as Liverpool and Newcastle currently exciting investors (Surrenden Invest)
  • Strength of labour market continues to support house prices (Halifax)

Newly released data from Halifax has shown that the average UK apartment has increased in value by £1,251 per month over the past five years, rising by £75,074 over the period.

Although apartments make up just 15% of all home sales, their relevance to urban labour markets is increasingly important. This is borne out by the Halifax data, which shows an increase of 48% in apartment values between 2013 and 2018, compared with an increase of just 42% for terraced houses and 27% for detached homes.

“The sustained level of demand for apartments in regional city centres has shown solid credentials, even in the wake of the Brexit referendum. With dynamic local economies and solid labour markets, regional cities are an enticing prospect for those looking to make capital gains, whether as owner-occupiers or investors. In fact, the majority of investors we work with now come to us with a regional city firmly in mind – London has lost its shine as a residential investment prospect as the UK’s other cities are producing better returns.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

Liverpool is one city that has benefitted from this new breed of regionally focused property investors. Developments such as The Tannery, which offers bright, contemporary residences with beautifully presented interiors, are drawing in both domestic and international investors. Hadrian’s Tower, in Newcastle, is another such example. Its blend of exceptional apartments and innovative social spaces is precisely what investors are looking for.

Halifax’s latest House Price Index shows a monthly rise in home values of 1.5% during May, following a brief wobble in April. The lender flags up the labour market’s performance, along with low interest rates, as two of the reasons behind this.

“The continuing strength of the labour market is supporting house prices. In the three months to March the number of full-time employees increased by 202,000, the biggest rise in three years. We are also seeing pay growth edging up and consumer price inflation falling, and as a result the squeeze on real earnings has started to ease. With interest rates still very low we see mortgage affordability at very manageable levels providing a further underpinning to prices.”

Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax

With the UK population expected to pass 70 million by mid-2029, and urbanisation increasing steadily (from 80.2% in 2006 to 82.84% in 2016, according to Statista), demand for city centre apartments looks likely to remain strong over the years ahead. And with apartment prices increasing at a faster rate than any other kind of accommodation, they are sure to remain the property of choice for investors looking to make the most of their money.

 

For more information, visit www.surrendeninvest.com or call 0203 3726 499

Westminster Works – Latest housing jewel in Digbeth’s crown

Westminster Works – Latest housing jewel in Digbeth’s crown

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  • Westminster Works to provide 220 elegant apartments in strategic Digbeth location
  • Digbeth continuing to build reputation as the place to live, eat and work in Birmingham
  • Extensive regeneration plans to ensure that Birmingham benefits fully from HS2

 

Whichever way you look at it, Digbeth is the place to be in Birmingham.

Not a week goes by when there isn’t a rumour circulating as to the latest hip venue that’s about to pop up. The last month alone has brought the news that a vast new live music venue – The Mill – is to open in the heart of Digbeth, complete with mezzanine level and rooftop garden. Also planned is a giant late-night food and drink market, featuring three bars, four kitchens and regular DJ slots. Meanwhile, Digbeth Dining Club has gained such a reputation for its gourmet credentials that its touring neighbouring cities!

There’s also much more to Digbeth than leisure pursuits, exciting though the area’s cultural credentials may be. The £5 million STEAMhouse project has just launched to provide a co-working space that brings together businesses, artists and academics. Fostering economic growth and innovation are top of the agenda for the Digbeth High Street-based initiative.

 

“Digbeth has an incredible energy and sense of purpose about it. If you stand behind the Bullring and look out over the area, the potential is evident. Everywhere you look there are new projects being developed, from entertainment venues and cultural hubs to business premises and superb new residential buildings.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

 

One of the most exciting residential projects in Digbeth is the newly launched Westminster Works. Home to 220 elegant, loft-style apartments, complete with rooftop terrace, concierge service, secure on-site parking and smart home, eco-friendly technology in every home, the development plans to take Birmingham city living to the next level.

Bespoke David Phillips furniture packs complement the warehouse-inspired design of the building’s exterior, ensuring that Westminster Works has a contemporary, luxurious feel all of its own, while high end fixtures and fittings reinforce the superior standard of the accommodation.

Those investing in apartments such as the homes at Westminster Works, which are available from £168,000 through leading property investment agency Surrenden Invest, are also set to benefit from the extensive regeneration work that is transforming several areas of Birmingham city centre. The master-planned regeneration includes the multi-billion pound residential and retail Smithfield area, a £770 million redevelopment of New Street Station and the integration of Curzon Street Station in Digbeth into the city centre, to ensure that the whole of Birmingham reaps the benefits of the HS2 high speed rail network.

With so much on offer in a world-class urban setting, it’s no wonder that investments such as Westminster Works are so popular with investors from the UK and overseas alike.

 

For more information, visit www.surrendeninvest.com or call 0203 3726 499

Budget-boutique hotels win over visitors and investors as new Hotel 52 Stanley launches in North East

Budget-boutique hotels win over visitors and investors as new Hotel 52 Stanley launches in North East

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  • Surrenden Invest presents Hotel 52 Stanley to investors, after £1.5 million renovation
  • Budget hotel rooms traditionally operate at higher occupancy rates (PWC)
  • Affordable boutique hotels are redefining budget accommodation (Surrenden Invest)
  • UK hotel RevPAR to reach 2.3% in 2018 (PWC)

The March 2018 PWC UK Hotels Forecast Update has noted “solid metrics and in many cases record occupancies” in key regional cities around the UK.

Indeed, regional occupancy levels have been climbing since 2011, with budget rooms traditionally operating at high occupancy rates, according to PWC. There is an ongoing structural supply shift towards more affordable rooms, as new contenders seek to redefine expectations of ‘budget’ rooms.

As a newly opened affordable boutique hotel, Hotel 52 Stanley does just that. Nestled between Durham and Newcastle, in the former mining community of Stanley, the hotel offers exceptional style at a budget price.

“There’s a stark difference between ‘budget’ and ‘basic’ these days in the UK hotel sector. Chic furnishings, free Wi-Fi, sumptuous breakfasts… all of these are contributing to a new breed of budget-boutique hotels that appeal to travellers looking to get more for their money. Holidaymakers want the best, but at a decent price that’s affordable for the whole family. Business travellers are also looking to get more for their money, which has created a real opportunity for this corner of the hotel market.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

 

Hotel 52 Stanley underwent a £1.5 million renovation in 2017, before opening its doors to the public in December. The hotel now offers elegant rooms at affordable rates, with the adjacent, well-regarded Pazzo restaurant hosting lavish breakfasts and offering a wide range of lunch and dinner options. There’s also a cocktail menu, which is proving particularly popular with holidaymakers looking to unwind after a long day’s sightseeing.

And there’s certainly plenty of that to do in the local area. City break devotees have the historic architecture of Durham, with its UNESCO World Heritage protected cathedral and castle, as well as the lively shopping and dining scene of Newcastle within easy reach. Meanwhile, those who prefer a rural escape will find the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few minutes from Hotel 52 Stanley. The area is also home to the ‘living’ Beamish museum – an open-air experience of life in years gone by that’s not to be missed.

“One of the exciting aspects of Hotel 52 Stanley is the breadth of entertainment and business options that surround the hotel. Durham, Newcastle and Gateshead are all nearby, with excellent transport connections in place. Meanwhile, the surrounding rural beauty means that the hotel appeals to a wide variety of guests. It’s a very versatile establishment that provides the perfect-price point for travellers who want a fantastic base for their break, at an affordable price.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

 

Hotel 52 Stanley has cause to delight investors as well as guests. The hotel’s 23 apartments include doubles, twins, triples and family suites (all of which come with a fully equipped kitchen), meaning that investors have an excellent range of price points to choose from. Furthermore, PWC has projected average daily rate growth of 2% for UK hotels in 2018, with revenue per available room reaching 2.3% over the course of the year. Whichever way you look at it, it seems that regional budget-boutique hotels will continue to be big business in 2018 – for travellers and investors alike.

Investment into Hotel 52 Stanley is from £57,500 with 10% NET yield offered for years 1-5.

For more information, visit www.surrendeninvest.com or call 0203 3726 499

Building design and social engagement help students combat the challenges of youth

Building design and social engagement help students combat the challenges of youth

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  • Loneliness and not belonging are two of the challenges young people face (ONS)
  • Building solid foundations for positive mental wellbeing can have a lifelong impact (Fusion Students)
  • Fusion Students residents engage in everything from yoga to zip wires for the ultimate university experience

 

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Measuring of National Well-being programme has highlighted loneliness, having someone to rely on and a lack of sense of belonging to their neighbourhood as two of the key issues facing young people today. For young people who are living away from home at university, these issues can be intensified.

“We are thankfully becoming more open as a society to talking about mental health and wellbeing. Young people’s experiences can influence their mental health for life, so it is essential that we ensure a positive, supportive environment is provided for students during their time at university. The importance of building a solid foundation, where young people can feel safe, nurtured and part of a community, has never been more fully appreciated.”

Warren Rosenberg, CEO, Fusion Students

With this in mind, leading student accommodation and lifestyle provider Fusion Students is working to create the ultimate environment for today’s university students. The strategy involves providing a ‘home away from home’ for all students, whether they come from the local area or half a world away.

There are two main elements to the Fusion Students strategy – the physical environment and the social calendar.

Working in partnership with site operator Collegiate, Fusion is delivering safe, secure accommodation that provides a careful balance between luxurious private rooms and superb social spaces in which students can relax and have fun with their peers. Eclipse in Cardiff, for example, features an on-site cinema, a gym and fitness suite, a dinner party room and a themed party/events room. Such facilities form the core of the Fusion Students offering when it comes to spaces in which residents can enjoy their leisure time.

At properties such as Fusion Tower in Bristol, 24-hour concierge staff also serve to help students feel secure and know that there is always someone around that they can turn to for support.

For the social calendar element, Fusion arranges a diverse series of events aimed not just to combat loneliness, but also to allow young people to discover new interests, form lasting friendships and build their confidence. Activities are as varied as workshops with motivational speaker Pete Cohen and weekly yoga sessions. Cocktail masterclasses are planned for the end of May, while dining clubs, which see chefs teaching residents the secrets of their craft, take place between February and June. A glamping trip, gin tasting, BBQs and a zip wire adventure are all being held in the coming weeks.

“We put a lot of thought into offering a range of events that will appeal to our diverse group of residents. Some, like the dining clubs, build life skills. Others, such as the zip wire adventure, are about building confidence. Then there are events that are purely for fun, relaxation and making friends. It’s a winning combination that provides our residents with a real sense of community and belonging.”

 Warren Rosenberg, CEO, Fusion Students

 

Fusion Students also arranges seasonal events throughout the year, from Easter egg hunts to pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Domestic and international cultural considerations are taken into account, with Welsh cakes on St David’s day and celebrations galore for Chinese New Year. The social calendar culminates with a lively summer party at the end of the academic year, offering students the chance to celebrate the end of term in style, with those to whom they have grown closest over the course of the past year.

Overall, the ONS’s Measuring of National Well-being programme paints a broadly positive picture of UK life. By giving such consideration to the way young people experience their first instance of living away from the parental home, companies such as Fusion Students are doing much to ensure that future surveys report rising levels of satisfaction, as those young people grow into confident, well rounded adults.

 

For more information about Fusion Students please call 0117 405 7852 or visit https://www.fusionstudents.co.uk/residence/eclipse/ for information about Eclipse, Cardiff, https://www.fusionstudents.co.uk/locations/student-accommodation-nottingham/ Nova in Nottingham, https://www.fusionstudents.co.uk/locations/student-accommodation-bristol/ Fusion Tower in Bristol or https://www.fusionstudents.co.uk/locations/student-accommodation-newcastle/ for Plummer House in Newcastle.

 

To book accommodation, contact Collegiate on +44 1235 250 140 or visit www.collegiate-ac.com.

Surrenden Invest takes pole position as primary sponsor of British racing driver Nick Yelloly

Surrenden Invest takes pole position as primary sponsor of British racing driver Nick Yelloly

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  • Surrenden Invest becomes main sponsor behind Nick Yelloly for 2018 season
  • Young, aspiring company and young, aspiring driver have the perfect synergy
  • Nick enjoys strong result coming fifth in this season’s opening race in Barcelona

Combining his passion for motorsports with his respect for those who follow their dreams, Jonathan Stephens of leading property investment agency Surrenden Invest last year announced that his company was sponsoring promising racing driver Nick Yelloly. Now, Jonathan has announced that Surrenden Invest will be the main sponsor backing Nick’s championship hopes for the 2018 season as well.

Nick is racing in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which started the new season in style in Barcelona over the weekend of 11-13 May. Having worked his way up from racing karts at the tender age of 15, Nick raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany last season, racking up three wins and eight podium positions across the cup’s 14 races. Now, he’s taking to Europe for the 2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, racing across the continent before heading over to Mexico for the season’s grand finale.

“It was a real privilege to sponsor such a talented driver and to see Nick flourish in Germany last year, so I’m delighted that he has accepted Surrenden Invest as his main sponsor as he tours Europe and South America this summer. Nurturing young talent in this way is a key part of keeping the racing industry alive. Having followed my own entrepreneurial vision from a young age, it’s fantastic to be able to support others in doing so.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

 

With the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup underway, Nick’s hopes are high. The determined young driver is raring to go, with his sights set on fighting for the championship win in 2018. Boasting more crowds and greater hype than the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup delivers an outstanding atmosphere. It also delivers greater exposure to sponsors, which to Nick is an important factor.

“Racing as we know and love it would simply not be possible without sponsorship; the industry as a whole owes so much to its sponsors. For me personally, Surrenden Invest’s sponsorship is allowing me to live my dream and be the best driver that I can be – I wouldn’t be able to race in a top team without this kind of funding. However, there’s also the personal element of the support – Jonathan was out in Barcelona this weekend, and plans to be in Monaco for the second race of the season.”

 Nick Yelloly

 

The Monaco circuit is a firm favourite with many racing drivers and Nick is no exception. Silverstone also makes for a very special race, in part because of its legendary status and in part because, living just 40 minutes away, Nick always has plenty of hometown support behind him when he races there. Surrenden Invest’s Jonathan Stephens intends to be among those cheering Nick on.

 

“The race day atmosphere is always an electric one, and having a vested interest in seeing Nick drive makes it even more exciting. Surrenden Invest is proud to be a young, aspiring company sponsoring a young, aspiring driver – there’s a real synergy there, and we wish Nick every success for the coming season.”

 Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

For more information, visit www.surrendeninvest.com or call 0203 3726 499

Surrenden Invest partners with David Phillips to offer residents and property investors a superior living experience

Surrenden Invest partners with David Phillips to offer residents and property investors a superior living experience

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  • Investment properties offering added extras now have the edge (Surrenden Invest)
  • Bespoke furnishings benefit investors and residents alike (Surrenden Invest)
  • “We are tasked with not only providing your furniture but augmenting your environment and lifestyle through award-winning services” (David Phillips)

 

As the UK’s residential property market matures, leading developers and agents are forming new partnerships in order to drive up standards for both residents and investors.

“Investors used to be happy to purchase unfurnished apartments, but we’re seeing a maturation of investor interest. Properties that make being an investor/landlord easier have the edge over those that don’t. At the same time, those properties need to offer something exciting and fresh to tenants to make them stand out. These considerations are driving developers to innovate not just in the design and facilities of their buildings, but also in terms of the additional extras.”

 Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

 

Furnishings are the perfect example. There was a time, not so long ago, when investing in a property meant buying an apartment, then arranging how to furnish it in order to appeal to tenants while not spending any more than was necessary. Now, increasingly, developers are connecting with professional furniture companies in order to offer investors (and tenants) a more complete package.

The Tannery in Liverpool is one such example. Apartments within the new luxury development are available with David Phillips furniture packages. The bespoke furniture packs have been created to suit the particular style, location and aspirational image of The Tannery, setting a tone that perfectly suits the property and those who will live there.

“As the UK’s largest and most design-led furniture provider, David Phillips are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Surrenden Invest. We have put together an exclusive furniture collection completely bespoke to The Tannery development. We are tasked with not only providing your furniture but augmenting your environment and lifestyle through award-winning services, honed through nearly two decades of experience.”

Alistair Dickson, Head of Residential Sales (North), David Phillips

It’s a winning situation for all concerned. The property is less hassle for investors who can purchase turnkey, ready-to-rent properties meanwhile residents can enjoy living in a professionally styled home from the moment they move in.

As the rental market comes of age, the nature of furniture packs is also changing. Standards are being raised, with packages including far more than just the essentials. Framed prints, mirrors, luxury linens and kitchen packs are all becoming increasingly common.

Contemporary residents are often sold on the idea of the show home at new build developments and an increasing number of them expect to enjoy a similar standard of furnishing in their own apartment.

“The days of landlords furnishing their rental apartments with odd bits of furniture that they no longer have a use for in their main residence are long gone. Investors and tenants are both seeking a complete package now – and that includes premium furniture and soft furnishings. That’s why partnerships with companies such as David Phillips have become essential for those developers who are looking to remain at the forefront of the market.”

Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest

 

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