5 reasons to love living in zone 5

5 reasons to love living in zone 5

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/