Like our American cousins, London’s renters are increasingly getting a taste for the finer things, as more and more developments are offering luxury add-ons. Research from the National Apartment Association has revealed that in New York City, 75% of high-end apartment buildings have the luxury of concierge services – a trend which is fast on the rise in the UK. For renters looking for a new home with that hotel-style added extra, Genesis’ landmark Stratford Halo, E15, offers a range of one, two and three bedroom apartments that benefit from access to concierge facilities, helping to make busy city life less stressful.
Standing as a landmark at the entrance to the Olympic Park, Genesis’ flagship Stratford Halo in E15 could not be better positioned for convenient city living. The tower is a short walk from the Stratford station transport hub, Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, and other local amenities. With a range of contemporary one, two and three bedroom rental apartments and penthouses overlooking the Olympic Park, Stratford Halo offers an on-site gym, concierge services and hyper optic broadband to all apartments.
The concierge at Stratford Halo is available 24-hours a day, as well as on-site handymen for odd jobs and repairs in and around the development. The majority of the day-to-day demands the concierge team receives from residents involves deliveries and keys, arranges residents’ dry cleaning, arranging parking permits, ordering taxis, and the team all have good local knowledge so that they can help with restaurant recommendations and reservations, as well as other local area information.
Genesis operates as a private landlord, with an extensive portfolio of rental properties across London and the South East of England. The properties come in a range of layouts and sizes, which means a wide variety of homes to suit all tastes and requirements. Genesis offers secure, longer-term tenancy options of up to five years. This offering is perfect for tenants to settle into their homes without the hassle of having to move again for a while once they’re settled. Unlike traditional landlords and lettings agents, Genesis also doesn’t charge an agency fee – just a credit check, month’s rent and deposit to pay in advance.
The contemporary apartments at Stratford Halo all feature spacious, open-plan layouts featuring large windows providing plenty of natural light throughout and offer stunning vistas of the London skyline including the Olympic Park, Canary Wharf and the City.
Stylish interiors include sleek kitchens complete with Bosch and Indesit integrated appliances complemented by stylish quartz crystal work surfaces, and wooden engineered flooring and carpets. Bathrooms are fully tiled and come with Grohe bath/showers and basins. In the larger apartments, the master bedroom has its own en suite bathroom.
Next to the development, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has now opened fully as a public park offering 560 acres of open space, as well as five permanent sporting venues. Nearby Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping mall, plays host to over 250 top high street and designer brands as well as eateries, cinema, casino and a bowling alley. As part of the Olympic legacy, the area is still enjoying extensive regeneration, including new schools, hotels, parks and health centres.
For commuters, just a short walk away is Stratford station, with access to all the superb transport links it has to offer. Stratford is served by the Jubilee and Central underground lines, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and national rail services with destinations across Essex and East Anglia. From Stratford International, high speed trains to St Pancras International take just seven minutes, an enviable commute and easy access to international services.