Hayes & Harlington station upgrades to boost Hayes’ property hotspot credentials
- Crossrail improvements will see new a station for Hayes & Harlington
- Elizabeth Line to slash journey times to central London
- Gatefold Building demonstrates residential services improving hand-in-hand with travel services
150 years ago, the opening of Hayes & Harlington station 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 most 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 station, 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.
“Hayes is a wonderfully 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 an exciting new standard of residential accommodation.”
Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes
Just a three-minute walk from Hayes & Harlington station, the Gatefold Building is providing Hayes residents not just with superior quality homes, but with an outstanding array of on-site amenities. The spacious, open plan apartments have been purpose-designed with renters and sharers in mind, making them ideal for contemporary professionals. Large, airy kitchens and living rooms open onto either a garden or a balcony, while bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms wherever possible. Tasteful, durable designer furniture from Habitat also means that residents can live in style, just minutes from an easy connection to London.
The area surrounding Hayes & Harlington station will be upgraded in order to cope with the increase in traffic on nearby roads. Additional provision will also be made for those accessing the station on foot and by bicycle. The planned improvement works will also see a ramp created from Station Road to Blyth Road, meaning that disabled access from the Gatefold Building to Hayes & Harlington will be improved.
The investment in Hayes’ future as a result of the Crossrail improvement mirrors that taking place on the Old Vinyl Factory site. Whichever angle you look at it from, Hayes is undergoing significant change, with services being upgraded as well as the physical environment. At the Gatefold Building, for example, residents enjoy their own dedicated on-site management team, an online tenancy process, free broadband and a host of other benefits.
“The introduction of the Gatefold Building and the surrounding amenities has provided Hayes’ residents with a superior way to live. Now, the Crossrail benefits are providing them with a superior way to travel. Hayes has always had plenty to offer, but now it’s becoming a real property hotspot as a result of so much investment in the area’s future.”
Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes
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 availability and any questions, please contact the be:here team directly on 0203 845 4796 or visit http://www.behere-hayes.co.uk/