A recent study by Axa Insurance found that 1 in 20 rental properties still fall into the lowest energy efficiency bands F and G, posing an “excess cold hazard” to residents, and costing an additional £13 million on energy bills each month. Renters seeking energy efficient homes should look to Folio London. At its newest scheme Admiralty in E16, the Build-to-Rent specialist is offering a selection of new homes that have achieved Band B and a rating of 90 out of 100, ensuring residents enjoy much lower energy bills.
Admiralty offers a range of stylish and contemporary one, two and three-bedroom apartments as part of the first phase of rental homes at the Royal Wharf regeneration in Silvertown. Future phases are planned for 2018 and 2019. All of the brand new homes benefit from a five-star Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, thanks to high-performance glazing, community heating and water system, low energy lighting and a low level of thermal transmittance – ensuring the homes stay warmer for longer, resulting in a cost-effective reduction in energy use.
Residents at Royal Wharf can enjoy a thriving riverside location in a district of London that strikes the perfect balance between the fast pace of city living and the tranquil environment Admiralty provides. On-site facilities include a fitness suite, shops, cafes and bars, meaning there will be plenty of ways to take in the surroundings from the convenience of the Royal Wharf development.
Lizzie Stevens, Director of Folio London, comments: “At Folio London, we understand the needs of our tenants and we appreciate the importance of ensuring good energy efficiency in our rental homes. The apartments at Admiralty offer a number of energy-related performance features that safeguard energy costs for our tenants; these factors will become even more important during the coming winter months.”
All of the homes at Admiralty feature a meticulous design specifically suited to the needs of the professional urban renter, and offer the ideal solution for today’s demanding schedules. The apartments combine luxurious comfort and enviable views with great flexibility and choice, comprising fully fitted kitchens with integrated Siemens appliances. Bathrooms and en-suites are fully tiled and offer white sanitary ware and chrome fittings. All apartments have access to a 24-hour concierge service, private balconies and cycle storage.
Admiralty boasts a great location for commuters, with Pontoon Dock DLR station just a short distance away providing easy links to Canary Wharf, the City and central London. Furthermore, the Crossrail station at nearby Custom House, opening in 2018, will offer faster travel between east and west London and beyond.
Admiralty is a fantastic location to enjoy the best the capital has to offer. Shopping outlets such as Westfield at Stratford City and Oxford Street can be reached via a number of easy transport choices. The West End is just 30 minutes away and the O2 Arena is only 22 minutes from home. For those who like to explore the outdoors, The Thames Barrier Park, a fresh and modern public space, offering some of the best views of the sculptural Thames Barrier is just five minutes’ walk from home.
Folio London is the private rental arm owned by Notting Hill Housing Group, a not-for-profit organisation which has been providing good quality homes to Londoners for 50 years. Folio London owns and manages apartments and houses across the capital, and is an expert in helping renters find a home that’s right for them. Renting with Folio offers tenants added security and stability as tenancies are offered in a choice of lengths, ranging from one to three years, subject to availability.