A new roof garden is to be built on top of the Gatefold Building at the Old Vinyl Factory development in Hayes.
The move will bring a host of new features to residents of the building after be:here were granted permission for the additional space.
“Creating a strong sense of community is integral to the vision behind Build to Rent accommodation,” said Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes.
“It is part of what sets it aside from other rental developments. Since launching the Gatefold Building, we’ve worked to create a welcoming, friendly local community. Now, it’s time to step that up to the next level, providing residents with additional social and recreational spaces that have been designed in accordance with their feedback.”
The roof terrace area will include a host of community-friendly features, including three ‘pod’ seating areas and two pergolas. In addition, trellising, seating, decking, planting and associated furniture will delight all those with green fingers.
The Gatefold Building contains 119 one, two and three bedroom apartments, and has a concierge, on-site maintenance team and free super-fast broadband.
The fifth floor roof terrace’s focus on gardening has been designed to offer a unique recreational space that residents can use flexibly, depending on what they want from it. From a quick drink after work to growing blooms worthy of the Chelsea Flower Show, the space will, hopes the developer, satisfy the needs of Hayes’ renters in a way that no development has done before.
“Following a focus group with our residents in Hayes, and based on their feedback we have plans in place to install gardening pods on the new roof terrace as part of the development plans. The gardening pods will be available for Gatefold Building residents only and enable those with green fingers to grow their own plants in a dedicated, safe and secure environment,” Hayley added.