Terrific terraces – The sky’s the limit in Hayes!

Terrific terraces – The sky’s the limit in Hayes!

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  • Planning permission granted for stunning new roof terrace at the Gatefold Building
  • Fifth floor terrace will include gardening pods and pergolas
  • New rooftop gardens to further enhance Gatefold Building’s reputation as Hayes’ premiere residential accommodation

The London Borough of Hillingdon’s motto is “Putting our residents first,” and that is precisely what the local planning team is doing. The team has just granted planning permission for a stunning new roof terrace that will top the Gatefold Building in Hayes. The move will bring a host of new features to residents of the Gatefold Building, enriching their experience of urban living in Hayes.

 “Creating a strong sense of community is integral to the vision behind Build to Rent accommodation. It is part of what sets its aside from other rental developments. Since launching the Gatefold Building, we’ve worked to create a welcoming, friendly local community. Now, it’s time to step that up to the next level, providing residents with additional social and recreational spaces that have been designed in accordance with their feedback.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

The exciting roof terrace area will include a host of community-friendly features, including three ‘pod’ seating areas and two pergolas. In addition, trellising, seating, decking, planting and associated furniture will delight all those with green fingers.

The Gatefold Building already has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of want renters in Hayes can expect from their homes. The 119 one, two and three bedroom apartments provide a pet-friendly community living experience that comes complete with hotel-inspired services such as a concierge, on-site maintenance team and free super-fast broadband.

The fifth floor roof terrace’s focus on gardening is in response to resident demand. It has been designed to offer a unique recreational space that residents can use flexibly, depending on what they want from it. From a quick drink after work to growing blooms worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, the space will satisfy the needs of Hayes’ renters in a way that no development has done before.

“Following a focus group with our residents in Hayes, and based on their feedback we have plans in place to install gardening pods on the new roof terrace as part of the development plans. The gardening pods will be available for Gatefold Building residents only and enable those with green fingers to grow their own plants in a dedicated, safe and secure environment.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

With planning permission granted, the be:here Hayes team can progress with developing the new roof terrace for residents’ enjoyment. The stylish design has been carefully crafted to balance a sense of space and serenity with a welcoming community vibe. The same balance is evident throughout the development, which provides a sense of calm and space for residents, while also providing them with access to the vibrant Old Vinyl Factory development, which will include restaurants, leisure facilities and a music venue in honour of the site’s previous incarnation as an EMI factory.

Residents of the Gatefold Building already enjoy a superior accommodation experience. Now, with work on the terrific roof terrace due to commence shortly, they can look forward to soon being part of Hayes’ most exciting residential outdoor space as well.

Prices at the Gatefold Building start from £1,300 pcm.

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/

An award-wining place to Be

An award-wining place to Be

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With so many employment opportunities flooding in, Crossrail on the way and the population growing, leading build to rent developer, Be Living, selected Hayes in West London as the location of their latest rental offering – be:here Hayes at the Gatefold Building.

Within the last week, the 119-unit development just 300 yards from Hayes & Harlington station, was awarded not one but two industry leading awards.

Firstly, be:here Hayes was  awarded Silver in Best Build-to-Rent Project category at the WhatHouse? awards which took place on the 17th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The WhatHouse? awards are UK housebuilding’s most prestigious event with around 1,700 housebuilding figures and 21 categories.

And then adding to collection, the site, which opened earlier this year, was named the Best build to rent development 2017 in the Inside Housing Development Awards.

Held on November 23 at the Hurlingham Club in South West London, the awards are “an opportunity to celebrate the very best residential development across the UK from the past year” with sixteen categories recognising schemes.


“We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Hayes really is happening! We have long believed in the fundamentals of this area and are committed to delivering high quality, modern homes for its rental community through the Gatefold Building. The entire team is passionate about delivering the very best experience for our residents so it is wonderful for their hard work and achievements to be recognised within the industry through these accolades.”

Simon Chatfield, Director, Be Living Ltd


Spacious pet-friendly apartments at be:here Hayes are available from £1,200 pcm with no agency, admin or referencing fees. All homes include either a garden or a balcony.


For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

Happening Hayes – is this London’s most exciting new business and tech hub?

Happening Hayes – is this London’s most exciting new business and tech hub?

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  • VIRTUS announces West London’s largest data centre in Stockley Park
  • The Record Store at The Old Vinyl Factory launches with 84k sq ft of office space in Hayes
  • New residential accommodation meets rising demand from professionals working in Hayes and surrounding areas


In September, VIRTUS announced that it would be building West London’s largest data centre campus in Stockley Park just outside Hayes. The LONDON5 and LONDON6 buildings will cover 34,475 m2 as part of the eight-acre campus, cementing Hayes’ position as one of London’s most exciting digital tech locations.

A long-term favourite with companies with international connections, due to its proximity to Heathrow Airport, Hayes in the London Borough of Hillingdon is now positioning itself as one of the capital’s most enticing tech hubs. The news comes as a new Knight Frank report highlights the poor of affordability in Shoreditch, which has the dubious honour of being named the most expensive tech hub in the world for office space. Companies who have already moved to Hayes in recent years include SONOS, Host Europe Group (HEG) and CHAMP Cargosystems, all of which have signed 10-year leases for The Shipping Building, part of The Old Vinyl Factory.


In line with Hayes’ hip new credentials, this weekend saw the regeneration specialist U+I launch 84,000 sq ft of office space at The Record Store. The vast, open-plan floors of the art deco building have been given new life by award winning architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The six-storey building is part of the £250m redevelopment centered around The Old Vinyl Factory, on the site of the former EMI vinyl record factory. Companies moving into the new office accommodation at the Record Store can enjoy working in the same building where EMI worked its magic on groundbreaking albums by the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

“With the hunger for connectivity and data growing exponentially, our data centres continue to play a vital role in enabling the UK and Europe’s digital economy.

 “We work with clients across all industries, all with unique audiences and IT landscapes, but with the common need to deliver the highest levels of availability, performance and security of digital experiences.”

Neil Cresswell, CEO, VIRTUS


With so many new employment opportunities flooding into Hayes, accommodation providers are rushing to be part of the influx. One company that prides itself on being ahead of the curve is Be Living Ltd, whose stunning new be:here Hayes at Gatefold Building is already open to tenants. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments mirror the innovation springing up at The Old Vinyl Factory.

The be:here Hayes apartments are just 300 yards from Hayes & Harlington station, ready for Crossrail in 2019. The 119 homes are sharer-friendly and pet-friendly, while the wider Old Vinyl Factory development will provide everything from restaurants and leisure facilities to a music venue, right on residents’ doorstep.


“Hayes’ credentials as a business and tech hub seem to be growing almost daily, with everyone from startups to established multi-nationals keen to be a part of the area. It was important to us that the professionals and their families who are being drawn into Hayes had an appropriately stylish accommodation option to suit their needs. That’s why we were so keen to launch the Gatefold building, to offer something a cut above the rest and in keeping with the new life and energy being breathed into Hayes.”

 Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes

With affordable, high quality office accommodation and superb new homes, the attractions of Hayes are clear. Spacious apartments at be:here Hayes are available from £1,165 pcm for a one bed and from £1,450 for a two bed. All homes include 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/.

5 questions to always ask your landlord before moving into your new home

5 questions to always ask your landlord before moving into your new home

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With students moving in for the new academic year and professionals making a fresh start after a summer holiday, September and October are always busy times for renting property.

Good quality, affordable rental properties are in high demand in London and, in the rush to secure their ideal home, many tenants often sign on the dotted line without reading the tenancy agreement in detail, possibly resulting in unexpected fees, miscommunication and headaches down the road.

In keeping with their commitment to making renting a first-class experience with transparency and fairness at its core, professional operator Be encourages potential customers to ask its Property Managers as many questions as they wish with no query too small.

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager at Be’s new be:here Hayes development in West London shares five questions that a prospective tenant should always ask before signing on the dotted line:


  1. Can you clarify what reservation/holding fee and deposit are required?


Before you sign a lease, always ensure that you ask those all-important the financial questions – is there a reservation fee or holding deposit required to secure the property? How much is it? Will it be refunded from the first months’ rent? What security deposit is required? How much is this? When is this payable? Where will the deposit be held?

At be:here Hayes, a £300 reservation fee is required to secure the property but this is applied to the first month’ rent. You will also need to pay a month’s rent in advance and a deposit – refundable and protected – equivalent to one month’s rent. There are no additional fees to pay and the rent, includes free 20Mb superfast broadband and all services on site.  Tenants pay for their own utilities and council tax.


  1. Are there any non-refundable fees and what are they for?

Many agents charge referencing and admin fees for things like, credit checks, inventories, check-in. To be certain that additional fees don’t comes as a surprise, it is always good to ask what exactly these are for, how much they are and when they are due. At be:here Hayes, the only fee is a £48 fee for referencing. There are no other agency fees or admin fees.


  1. Are pets allowed?

If you have furry friends, one of the most important things to ask your landlord is if the property allows pets. At pet friendly be:here Hayes, you won’t need to leave Fido behind, the development has a number of pet friendly apartments. An additional ‘pet rent’ £20 pcm applies, but you won’t have to pay any additional deposit.


  1. What happens when there’s a maintenance problem? Who should I contact?

According to the Property Redress Scheme report, 29% of the most common complaints are about property management so it’s always good to know what the process of dealing with emergencies is, should any problems arise.

One of the many benefits of renting from professionally managed home from an operator like Be that customer service is a priority. The friendly be:here Hayes management team are based on site to help with any queries. Whatever the issue, there is no need to wait for a middleman, we’re here 24/7.


  1. What is the length of the rental agreement?

Double-check the duration of your rental agreement as it will help you plan your time and your tenancy accordingly. Many assume that a rental agreement is the standard 12-month duration. Be understands that some customers like to stay longer – a recent survey of residents at be:here Hayes revealed that 80% of residents wants to stay “as long as possible”. We are able to offer tenancies up to 3 years to all tenants.

Now equipped with these 5 “must ask” questions, customers can rent a spacious new home at be:here Hayes from £1,165 pcm for a 1 bed and from £1,450 for a 2 bed all with either a garden or 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/.


5 reasons to love living in zone 5

5 reasons to love living in zone 5

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Just like that, summer is over. With September now upon us, many people across London will be looking to move home.

Those looking for more bang for their buck this autumn might do well to head a bit further afield to Zone 5 boroughs such as the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Leading build to rent developer Be Living Ltd has selected Hayes, located within the London Borough of Hillingdon, as the location for their new be:here Hayes development of 119 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes designed with renters in mind. The development is already proving popular with residents moving from within the local area as well as from elsewhere in London and the Home Counties.

Local resident Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager at be:here Hayes, shares his top 5 reasons to love living in zone 5:


  1. It’s well connected

Whist zone 5 might sound a long way from central London, existing and planned transport connections make traveling into Central London for work or for play in 30 minutes a reality. The be:here Hayes development is just a three minute walk from Hayes & Harlington station, with fast, frequent trains into London Paddington in 20 minutes.

2019 will see also see Crossrail arrive at Hayes & Harlington, enabling residents to travel direct to Bond Street, in the heart of the West End, in 25 minutes.

On top of all this, Hayes has quick and easy access to the M4 and M25 motorways and Heathrow Airport, making it – like a number of other Zone 5 locations – better connected than many more central neighbourhoods.

  1. More for your money

At be:here Hayes, 1-bedroom apartments start from £1200 pcm (£277pw) and 2-bedrooms from £1450 pcm (£335pw). These rates include free 20mbps broadband internet, an on-site property manager, concierge services and a full-time caretaker to keep the building and communal area in good repair and looking great.

With some units boasting 30 ft private gardens and the rest generous balcony space as well as a communal roof terrace, tenants at this pet-friendly development are getting great value for money.

  1. It’s cleaner and greener

Residents of Zone 5 can enjoy living in one of the cleanest and greenest areas in the UK. The London Borough of Hillingdon is home to more Green Flags than anywhere else in London with new additions for 2017 including Coney Green, The Gravel Pitts, Long Meadow, Cherry Lane Cemetery and Southlands Arts Centre.


  1. Things are changing – fast

At last count there were 13 operational cranes visible from the roof terrace at be:here Hayes – a sure indicator of the scale of the transformation underway within the local area.

Next door to be:here Hayes, The Old Vinyl Factory site is the former home of record label EMI and is being transformed by developer U+I into offices, new homes, leisure spaces, restaurants, shops and a cinema, all due to complete by 2020.


  1. It has a rich culture and history

Zone 5 takes in a whole host of London towns which have a village atmosphere and a rich culture heritage. Art scenes, historic sites, cultural venues, museums … Zone 5 has the whole package, if you know where to look!

Hayes appeared in the Domesday Book and is home to numerous Grade II listed buildings. Notable residents include ‘the father of English music’ William Byrd author George Orwell, who lived and worked in Hayes in the early 1930s. Music enthusiasts can still enjoy the Beck Theatre, now in its 40th year, which regularly hosts local musicians and stage productions as well as visit the London Motor Museum nearby.


For more information about zone 5 living, please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/



Head to Hillingdon – Home to more Green Flags than anywhere else in London

Head to Hillingdon – Home to more Green Flags than anywhere else in London

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The winners of the 2017 Green Flag Awards, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, have been announced with the London Borough of Hillingdon coming out top with the greatest number of accolades.

A total of 367 Green Flags were awarded across the UK in recognition of accessible facilities, maintenance and environmental efforts that met strict criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement.

Hillingdon, located in west London, was awarded more Green Flags for parks and open spaces than any other entrant with a total of 47 Green Flags, five more than they received last year.

The new additions include Coney Green in Hillingdon, The Gravel Pitts in Northwood, Long Meadow in Eastcote, Cherry Lane Cemetery in Hayes and Southlands Arts Centre in West Drayton. Hillingdon can boast about having more Green Flag-recognised parks and green spaces than anywhere else in the country – for fifth year in a row.

With summer in full swing, many people rely on their local parks as a place to relax with friends as well as to exercise. The Green Flag scheme demonstrates just how much local parks matter to residents and visitors alike.

Be Living Ltd, who operate new homes for rent in the Hillingdon town of Hayes, whole heartedly promotes the green credentials of the local area as well as going to efforts to create even more open spaces for residents.

At Be’s new be:here Hayes development, a number of ground floor homes have 30 foot, secure, private gardens, there is a newly landscaped communal play area and green space at the front of the development as well as trees and planters in the central courtyard and on the roof terrace for all to enjoy.

“Hillingdon’s parks have been enjoyed and cherished by the local community for generations and it’s wonderful for these hidden gems to be recognised through the Green Flag Awards. Within the borough there are plenty of formal gardens, town parks, nature conservation areas, country parks and children’s play areas loved by all. We even won a Gold award in the London in Bloom competition last year!

“At be:here Hayes we believe in the importance of green spaces so offer homes for rent with 30 ft private gardens – perfect for pets – as well as a landscaped central courtyard, roof terrace and new communal play area and green space at the front of the development.”

Akash Sharma, Hillingdon resident and Assistant Property Manager – be:here Hayes


With outdoor, green space at a premium in London, residents at be:here Hayes will be pleased to know that these pet-friendly homes are available for rent starting from £1,150 pcm.

The stylish development is also just a 10-minute cycle ride to both the Green Flag awarded Cranford Park and Little Harlington Playing Fields and a 15-minute walk to the Green Flag awarded Lake Farm Country Park.

For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.

Looking to rent in London? Let It Be…Hayes!

Looking to rent in London? Let It Be…Hayes!

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Fifty years ago, the iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles was released. Rated as the No. 1 album of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, the record spent 27 weeks at number one after its release in 1967.

So what’s the link between Hayes and The Beatles?

UK copies of The Beatles albums, including bestseller Sgt. Pepper, were pressed at the EMI factory on Blyth Road in Hayes and, for decades, people all around the world were used to reading ‘EMI Records, Hayes, Middlesex, England’ on the back of their records.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ iconic album, a new landmark feature has been installed in Hayes town centre by Hillingdon Council. The landmark described as a ‘modern golden disc-shaped canopy’, celebrates the musical heritage of the area as well as acting as a recreational space for the community.

“Hillingdon Council has recently invested more than £9 million into the regeneration of Hayes town centre as part of a wider project to improve the borough’s town centres. Our considerable investment in Hayes will not only celebrate its musical heritage, but will make it an even better place for people to live, work and visit.”

Councillor Douglas Mills, Hillingdon Cabinet Member for Community, Commerce and Regeneration

But Hayes’ musical heritage doesn’t start and end with The Beatles. A wealth of other famed albums were pressed in the former EMI site, now known as The Old Vinyl Factory, including music from The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jamie Hendrix, Cliff Richard, Pink Floyd and Queen.

By the 1970’s EMI had moved its record-pressing operations to another site (still within Hayes) and the site became home to the development and production of defence electronics.

The current £250 million regeneration of The Old Vinyl Factory by U&I is expected to deliver 4,000 jobs, 642 homes and 750,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure space including a 3-screen cinema and live music venue in Hayes, all by 2020. Be Living Ltd have already delivered 133 of the 642 homes as part of their new be:here Hayes development at The Gatefold Building.

The stylish development, just 300 yards from Hayes & Harlington station, soon to be served by Crossrail, offers pet-friendly homes specially designed for renting with a roof terrace for community events, on-site property manager. Apartments are priced from £1,150 pcm.

“For those looking to rent in London, quite simply, let it be Hayes! Purposefully and carefully designed with the need of today’s renters in mind, be:here Hayes is a sharer-friendly, and pet-friendly community with open plan layouts, light and spacious living areas, en-suite bathrooms and Habitat furniture packages.

“Being born and bred in the local area, it’s wonderful to see the former EMI site coming back to life, and whilst the fashion of the 60’s and 70’s might have left the building, the vibrant spirt of that era certainly lives on in Hayes today.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, Be:here Hayes


For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/ . For more information on the wider masterplan visit http://www.theoldvinylfactory.com

Purrrrrrfect lets for pets in London just a click (of the mouse) away

Purrrrrrfect lets for pets in London just a click (of the mouse) away

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  • 4% of landlords exclude pet-owning tenants from their properties (HomeLet)
  • Pet owners take 7 times longer to find accommodation than non-pet owners (The Dogs Trust)
  • Be:here Hayes offers pet-friendly apartments

Millions of people rent privately and as many as one in four households will be renting by 2021.  But selecting the right home for all the family, Fluffy and Fido included, can be challenging.

Results from a recent survey conducted by HomeLet indicate that over half of landlords (57.4%) would not consider renting to a tenant who had a pet, forcing many tenants to choose between the home they want and leaving behind their furry friends.  


Indeed, the proposed Tenant’s Fees Bill could also leave pets out in the cold as landlords who do accept pet-owning renters often demand higher deposits to cover any potential damage. The proposed legislation, – which is due to be implemented in spring 2018 – will prevent them from doing this.

However, all is not lost. The Build-to-Rent sector is coming to the aid of pets and their owners. Developers such as Be Living Ltd strive to accommodate the tenants of today – Fluffy, Fido and other animal friends included.

Be is well ahead of the game, offering pet-friendly tenancies at their new be:here Hayes development in west London.

The scheme is part of the wider redevelopment of the Old Vinyl Factory and just 300 yards (3 minutes’ walk) from a Hayes & Harlington station, with Crossrail services due to launch in 2019. Units are available from £1,150 pcm for 1-beds and £1,415 for 2-beds all with either a garden, terrace or balcony.

Of course, it’s not just dogs and cats – any small household pets are welcome. The central courtyard at the development is even planted with a catnip.

“To make sure we offer apartments that meet everyone’s needs, we have designated several specific apartments as pet-friendly. Some of our pet-friendly apartments have large, private and secure gardens perfect for furry friends to run around – that’s pretty unique in apartment living, especially in London. We try to help our four-legged residents adjust to their new homes by giving them special attention (and even some tasty treats) on move-in day.”

Layla Kausar, Property Manager – be:here Hayes


IMG-20170619-WA0003By making room for Fluffy and Fido, be:here Hayes makes the search for good rental accommodation less time consuming and stressful for pet owners, who usually take up to seven times longer to rent a home, according to The Dogs Trust charity.

Saheer Cassim, who recently moved at be:here Hayes testifies: “My partner and I were looking for a new accommodation because my last apartment was very small. The experience was extremely difficult. We tried everything but the problem was always the same: my dog. I have had Coko for ten years: leaving him was not even an option.”

Welcoming pets at be:here Hayes is part of building great new communities – this idea appealed to Saheer and many other tenants.

“After a landlord voluntarily gave me back only half of my deposit because of my dog, I was completely desperate! Be:here was a blessing : not only are they welcoming pets but their apartments were affordable and very accommodating. Renting at be:here Hayes with my dog makes me feel like I own the place.”



For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/.


Lock in for longer with 3 year-tenancies available at be:here Hayes & be:here East India

Lock in for longer with 3 year-tenancies available at be:here Hayes & be:here East India

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  • 68% of tenants expected to remain renting in the next three years (Knight Frank Multihousing 2017)
  • 80% of be:here Hayes residents want to stay “as long as possible” (be:here Hayes survey)
  • Be:here Hayes offers long term renting solutions with 3-year tenancies
With Knight Frank reporting that the UK is set to become a nation of renters, it’s no wonder that the Private Rented Sector (PRS) or Build-to-Rent (BtR) sector is now worth a staggering £25 billion.
The Multihousing 2017 survey also reveals that tenants are looking to providers of rental accommodation who offer longer tenancies as 68% of tenants still expect to be living in the rental sector in three years’ time.
This figure confirms the recommendations made in the Housing White Paper released earlier this year to “ensure more longer-term tenancies are available in private rented scheme

As developers are encouraged to allow tenants to lock in for longer, a new era is dawning for renters.

Be Living Ltd’s developments in Hayes and East India are specifically designed for renters, and were developed following extensive consultation with tenants about how they want to live their lives and what they wanted from their landlord.
Be’s new  be:here Hayes development, which launched in February, is located in the Gatefold Building in West London and offers tenancies for up to 3 years as standard. According to a recent survey, 80% of tenants at be:here Hayes reported that they want to stay “as long as possible”.
‘Whilst renting is a deliberate choice for a growing number of people because of the flexibility it offers we also recognise that tenants want the security of knowing that they have a place to call home for the long term. That’s why we offer 3 year tenancies at our sites with annual rent increases fixed in line with inflation.”
Layla Kausar, Property Manager at be:here Hayes
3 year tenancies are now available at be:here Hayes at The Gatefold Building, an award-winning development of 119 homes for rent which launched in February 2017.
The scheme is part of the wider redevelopment of the Old Vinyl Factory, which is bringing new homes, offices, retail and entertainment to the heart of Hayes on the site of the former EMI record factory and just 300 yards (3 minutes’ walk) from a brand-new Crossrail station. With a full-time on-site caretaker, tenants at be:here Hayes are sure that their homes are well looked after.
Units are available from £1,150 pcm for 1-beds and £1,415 for 2-beds all with either a garden or balcony.
For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/ .
4 reasons why #HayesIsHappening

4 reasons why #HayesIsHappening

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With the capital’s population set to reach 10 million by 2026 (ONS) and with PwC reporting that 60% of Londoners will be renting rather than owning in the city by 2025, developers are having to seek new locations and new approaches to delivering homes.

The rise in popularity of build to rent (PRS) developments has kick-started a wave of interest in building rental homes in strategic hotspots and with Crossrail on the way and so much more, Hayes, 13 miles west of Central London, has become a focal point.

Leading build to rent developer Be Living Ltd has selected Hayes as the location of their latest rental offering, 119 award-winning and pet-friendly homes of be:here Hayes at The Gatefold Building.

Be:Living Ltd believe that #HayesIsHappening and below are just four of the reasons why…


  1. A destination to work, rest and play

Well known for its connections with industry having been the home of the music label EMI, global food giants Nestle and Heinz and Japanese tech company Fujitsu, Hayes is now becoming a destination to not only work but also rest and play.

Hillingdon, the borough in which Hayes is situated, was named in 2016 by former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, as one of 11 new ‘housing zones’ and plans for 2,788 homes in Hayes town centre were outlined. Young professionals looking for luxury and affordable living are now flocking to Hayes as developments such as be:here Hayes, part of the wider redevelopment of The Old Vinyl Factory, spring up.

The stylish new, secure development, offers 119 homes specially designed for renting with a roof terrace for community events, on-site property manager and caretaker, secure car parking and pet-friendly apartments featuring plenty of storage.


  1. First-class connections

In 2019 Crossrail will pull in to Hayes & Harlington station with fast, frequent train services to Central London. Journey times to the West End will be cut in half with residents able to reach Bond Street in just 20 minutes, Farringdon in 25 and Canary Wharf in 34. Journey times to Heathrow and its international airport will also be cut to just 10 minutes.

Those living at be:here Hayes will be able to take advantage to these fast new links into the city as the development is just a three-minute walk from Hayes & Harlington station.


  1. Regeneration hotspot

From the £6 million redevelopment of Hayes town centre, due to complete this summer, to The Old Vinyl Factory, a £250 million multi-use regeneration project by U+I, Hayes is changing fast. A 17-acre manufacturing facility, formerly owned by music company EMI, The Old Vinyl Factory regeneration scheme is expected to deliver 4,000 jobs, 642 homes, 750,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure space including a 3-screen cinema and live music venue in Hayes, all by 2020.

The Old Vinyl Factory is also home to the Central Research Laboratory (CRL), a place for entrepreneurial designers and engineers who want to create amazing products and grow innovative new businesses focused on hardware. They join a number of other high-tech companies already on site including SITA, Sonos, Champ Cargosystems and web hosting giants GoDaddy EMEA.

Located within The Old Vinyl Factory development, be:here Hayes at the Gatefold Building is right at the heart of the action.


  1. Cultural attractions, canal and historical sites – Hayes has it all!

Despite its urban location, Hayes has a village feel with the Heinz buildings, Barra Hall and St Mary’s Church being Grade II listed. There are also plenty of green and open spaces to enjoy with the Grand Union Canal offering the ideal location for cycling or walking the dog, Minet and Lake Farm Country Parks nearby and the course at Stockley Park ideal for a round of golf.

Famous former residents include celebrated author George Orwell who taught in Hayes as well as William Byrd known as ‘the father of English music’. Indeed, the town’s musical heritage lived on to the 20th century as many of The Beatles albums were famously ‘Made in Hayes’ and today venues including the Beck Theatre, regularly host local musicians and stage productions.


“We’re seeing residents at be:here Hayes moving into the community from all over London and beyond. Things will only get more exciting with the completion of the rest of The Old Vinyl Factory’s retail, employment and entertainment facilities and the launch of Crossrail in 2019. Crossrail in particular will make living in this part of west London a great option for people working in the City or Canary Wharf who want the amenities and services you get from a building specifically designed and managed with renters in mind, without the central London price tag.”

Layla Kausar, Property Manager, be:here Hayes


Hayes is definitely happening and with homes at be:here Hayes starting from just £1,150 pcm, it’s time to get in quick!


For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/ . To see more details on the wider masterplan for The Old Vinyl Factory visit http://www.theoldvinylfactory.com/