Network Homes creates 270 homes in the first ‘Build for Rent’ development on a site known as ‘The Big Blue’.
The Kellogg Tower in Sudbury Hill has been redeveloped to create 270 affordable ‘Build for Rent’ homes for working Londoners, giving them an affordable housing option. The scheme, Atrium Point, is the first ‘Build for Rent’ development to receive loan funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Originally constructed for IBM (whose nickname is ‘The Big Blue’) as their UK headquarters, the building was redeveloped to incorporate a mix of studios, one-bed and two-bed homes all at 80% of market rent, a new reception lobby with concierge service, a resident lounge, bespoke storage facilities and estate management accommodation.
There are additional services designed to make life easier for tenants, such as an on-site property management team which oversees parcel delivery and offers additional hospitality services including apartment cleaning. There is also dedicated amenity spaces and social events so residents can get to know their neighbours.
Potter Raper has thoroughly enjoyed working on the first ‘Build to Rent’ development with Network Homes, providing Employer’s Agent, Cost Consultant and Clerk of Works services.