Thursday, October 6, 2022

Look West for Connectivity, Convenience and Calm at Oaklands Rise

With 2021 now behind us, buyers are looking to the future and considering their priorities for setting down roots. For many, Willesden Junction in west London is the place that ticks these boxes, where homes at Notting Hill Genesis’ Oaklands Rise provide buyers with the right mix of amenities to support these changing priorities

As hybrid and flexible working become the norm, we’re more appreciative than ever of the spaces we inhabit, with the number of first time buyers keen to purchase up 50% from 2019.¹ The most important features to consider when buying a home are also changing, with the ability to work from home, and access to private outdoor and green spaces now topping the list of priorities.  

At Oaklands Rise NW10, an exciting new development in the up-and-coming Old Oak and Park Royal regeneration zone, Notting Hill Genesis’ collection of contemporary shared ownership apartments is ideally suited for first time buyers looking to get on to the property ladder. 

For buyers prioritising convenient modern living, Oakland Rise’s 24-hour reception provides residents with safety and security in their everyday lives. 

In addition to a dedicated concierge, the development’s on-site facilities include an exclusive residents’ lounge and work hub, as well as the future cafe and community “hangout” space with opportunities for group events such as yoga, lectures and film screenings. 

With commercial spaces, a medical centre and a nursery also planned for the development, residents will be able to enjoy the convenience of community on their doorstep. 

In addition to co-working facilities, buyers are looking for homes that provide them with the space and ability to stay well-connected in their homes. In Lysander House at Oaklands Rise, open-plan living, as well as TV and data points throughout living spaces and bedrooms, enable residents to work from home easily.

First time buyers are also prioritising a different sort of connectivity, with continued emphasis on access to fast transport links. On target to become the UK’s most connected area, residents at Oaklands Rise already benefit from proximity to the Central Line and Overground, both a 12-minute walk away at North Acton and Willesden Junction stations respectively. In addition, in the future, Old Oak Common station, just a few minutes’ walk away, will be the only place where HS2 and Crossrail will intersect.

The development is also the perfect location for cyclists, with 1,000 secure cycle spaces and a wealth of popular destinations within cyclable distance such as Regent’s Park and Hyde Park, reachable via dedicated TfL Cycleways including along the Grand Union Canal.  

Private outdoor space and proximity to green open space have become increasingly important considerations for buyers. At Oaklands Rise, residents have exclusive access to two roof terraces that boast spectacular views of west London, in addition to spacious private terraces and balconies. 

Residents can also enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens and green streetscapes at Oaklands Rise, or head to nearby Wormwood Scrubs, where they can find 200 acres of open space, including a designated nature reserve, the Linford Christie Stadium, and 20 full-size football pitches. 

Lizzie Stevens, Sales & Marketing Director at Notting Hill Genesis, comments, “As we move further into 2022, first time buyers are thinking more carefully than ever about their priorities when choosing a place to put down roots. With hybrid working set to become the norm, buyers want homes that support their changing lifestyles, with an emphasis on convenience, connectivity and green open space. 

“At Oaklands Rise, our fantastic collection of shared ownership apartments is perfect for anyone looking to take their first step on the housing ladder. Our outdoor space, co-working facilities, concierge service and on-site amenities allow residents to focus on exploring what this exciting new area has to offer.”

Homes at Oaklands Rise are available through shared ownership, with two bedroom apartments starting from £105,750 for a 25% share.  

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