4 reasons why #HayesIsHappening

4 reasons why #HayesIsHappening


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/