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Top 10 London Build-to-Rent Communities

5 May 2020 Simon Banks Read time: 4 min
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Simon Banks

Everyone might be stuck indoors right now, but that doesn’t have to stop us from dreaming about our next home. Technically, renters can still move if their contract is coming to an end. So whether they’re thinking about moving shortly or are conjuring up images of their next dream pad, we thought that everyone might like some inspiration.

Since lockdown was enforced in March, we’ve been keeping an eye on the most followed Build-To-Rent communities on Movebubble. And we thought that you might like to know which snazzy buildings are catching the eye.

That's why we've put together the top 10 most viewed Build-to-Rent communities in London during lockdown. See which ones made the cut thanks to their offerings of five-star living spaces with a range of exciting renter-friendly amenities.

1) Charter Place by Greystar

With a selection of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, variety is the name of the game at Charter Place in Hounslow, West London. The Build-to-Rent development managed by Greystar is a stone’s throw away from the Piccadilly Line and 15 minutes from Heathrow.

Apartment at Charter Place Greystar

The community is at the heart of Charter Place, and residents can enjoy access to a podium garden, residents' lounge, on-site gym, private dining rooms and co-working spaces. Apartments are pet friendly too, so renters can bring little Rex along for their new adventure.

2) Platform_Bracknell by Platform

Stylish living in the heart of Reading while being within easy reach of the capital. That’s the life on offer at Platform_Bracknell, a co-living development that comprises studio, one and two-bedroom apartments.

Platform_Bracknell communal area

Other than generous-sized homes, benefits at Platform_Bracknell include a residents’ lounge, bike workshop, storage facilities and mail system that means residents don’t have to worry about missing a delivery again. You’re also just a stone’s throw away from the site of the Reading Festival, so get your wellies out.

3) Blackhorse Mills by urbanbubble

East London's Walthamstow is quickly becoming a trendy hotspot. But anyone who wants to live in E17 will need a home that matches the neighbourhood. Enter Blackhorse Mills, a vibrant waterside community with options from studios to three-bed apartments.

Living room at Blackhorse Mills

The development was designed for renters and features community-inspired activities. Residents can enjoy a taproom, a locally-roasted coffee shop, and landscaped areas that add a touch of tranquillity to the London buzz.

4) The Green at Kilnwood Valley by Savills

Savills is one of the OGs when it comes to the property market, so it knows what it's doing with The Green at Kilnwood Valley. The development taps into the lifestyle of modern-day renters, enjoys a West Sussex location and features brand-new apartments, maisonettes and townhouses.

Kitchen at The Green

There's a whole community at The Green, with resident benefits that include a cosy lounge, on-site gym, sports courts and a terrace area. Renters can also partake in regular events and classes or jump in an eCar from The Green and explore the area.

5) Platform_Crawley by Platform

If you’re looking for travel options, then Platform_Crawley sits at the top of the list. Arrive in London, Brighton or Gatwick in less than an hour, or head to Europe in less than two. That is if renters want to leave their plush apartment, of course.

Living room at Platform_Crawley

Platform-Crawley affords reason to stay at home with studio, one and two-bedroom options plus a range of lifestyle amenities. Residents can relax at the lounge, head out to the terrace, get the heart rate pumping at the on-site gym or find some zen at the yoga studio.

6) Wembley Park by Tipi

Spread over six renter-friendly buildings, Wembley Park by Tipi is the embodiment of community living. Choose from studio, one, two and three-bed pet-friendly homes that have been co-designed by John Lewis and Samsung.

Living room at Wembley Park

Indulge in on-site activities, such as social spaces and an on-site gym. Then explore the local neighbourhood of Wembley, which has a Boxpark, local eateries and Wembley Stadium, where spectators can watch the men and women's England football teams.

7) 10 George Street by Vertus

Vertus’ 10 George Street is perched 37 stories above Canary Wharf. Embrace the high-end lifestyle of the E14 postcode with stylish apartments complete with balconies that overlook waterside gardens and boardwalks.

10 George Street exterior

Living at 10 George Street also provides access to a 24/7 concierge, on-site gym, self-service bar, private dining room and a lounge that opens up onto a large south-facing terrace. The co-living space is an ideal starting point for enjoying everything that Canary Wharf has to offer.

8) Union Wharf by Essential Living

Waterside living is high in demand in London, and renters can enjoy some of the best around at Union Wharf by Essential Living. Choose from 249 apartments and enjoy a location that’s just a six-minute walk from Greenwich town centre.

Balcony at Union Wharf

The development is split into two sections: one for a thriving community of renters; the other for families. Shared spaces include an exercise room, roof terrace and workspaces. Essential Living is all about the community, and renters can enjoy regular events and social gatherings.

9) Old Oak by The Collective

Old Oak by The Collective offers community living in the heart of London, whether it’s for a few months or longer term. The waterside development is located in West London and provides fully furnished spaces with utility bills included.

Exterior of Old Oak by The Collective

Co-working and shared spaces, such as themed dining rooms, a roof terrace and secret garden and cinema, promote community living, while regular cultural events and programmes offer the chance to meet people and learn new ideas.

10) Canary Wharf by The Collective

Another gem from The Collective, Canary Wharf offers flexible co-living in one of London’s prime postcodes. Stays start from one night and last for up to 89 — and they’re all in modern living spaces designed for convenience.

Library at Canary Wharf by The Collective

Amenities at Canary Wharf by The Collective include a swimming pool fit for making a splash, spa treatments, an on-site restaurant, fitness centre and a library, in case residents feel like catching up with some work or relaxing with a good book.

Living the renter-friendly life in London

London has some snazzy Build-to-Rent Communities, but these are the cream of the crop. Whether renters want to embrace hipster living in Walthamstow, the high-life in Canary Wharf or peaceful settings in Greenwich, there are some top-notch co-living options in the capital to cater to all needs.

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