Broads’ top 10 reasons why Hayes is so popular
BROADS Property Services is selling properties fast and at the best possible prices, according to director Caroline Powel. “Our strength has always been understanding the local area and the selling trends that each year brings and this year is no exception with us receiving such an incredible increase in buyer activity,” explained Caroline.
“These buyers are being drawn to the area for all types of property for both owner occupation and rental investment.The proposed Crossrail at Hayes and Harlington station stands out as an obvious highlight, however the Hayes area has much to offer and to be fair is still offering the property buyer great value for money compared against our neighbouring towns.To be perfectly honest we need more properties to satisfy our huge list of awaiting buyers!
Here are 10 reasons why we think Hayes is currently so popular!
Hayes & Harlington mainline station offers direct line services into London Paddington, London Heathrow and Reading.
Heathrow Connect services to Heathrow terminals 1, 2 & 3 – 12 minutes
First Great Western services to Paddington – 20 minutes
First Great Western services to Reading – 40 minutes
Road links are also excellent with access to the M4, M25, M40 & M3 motorways. Heathrow Airport can be reached by road in 15 minutes and central London within an hour.
With such fantastic transport connections, Hayes has become a prime west London commuter belt.
Crossrail will arrive at Hayes & Harlington station in 2018. Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project and the UK’s most ambitious piece of transport infrastructure in decades – set to cut journey times by up to 40 minutes and increase capacity on the capital’s transport network by 10%. Improvements to connectivity and capacity are set to open up new parts of London, revolutionise buyers’ perception of investing in out of town developments and trigger wider investment and opportunity in the areas it touches.
Stretching from Reading and Heathrow in the west, across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, Crossrail will deliver a direct connection between all of London’s main employment centres; linking Heathrow with Paddington, the West End, the City and Canary Wharf.
Up to 10 services an hour in each direction will serve Hayes & Harlington station.Typical journey times from Hayes & Harlington on Crossrail when fully operational will include:
Heathrow terminals 1, 2 & 3 – 5 minutes Paddington – 16 minutes Bond Street – 20 minutes Liverpool Street – 27 minutes Canary Wharf – 34 minutes Crossrail will not only provide an appealing prospect for new residents to the area but also for major companies looking to relocate to a site close to the capital. A growing demand for properties is the area will increase property values.
Not many towns can boast an international airport practically on the doorstep. Heathrow Airport is the world’s busiest international airport, providing many opportunities which continue to rise with the opening of Terminal 5 and the redevelopment of Terminal 2.
Hillingdon Council has been awarded a £4.5 million investment by Transport for London with financial support from the council budget. Through a three-year improvement plan, the council aims to transform Hayes into an even more welcoming, vibrant and well-connected place.
Crossrail has been working with Hillingdon Council on proposals to improve the station and create a more welcoming environment for commuters. As well as dramatically improving journey times, Crossrail and the associated proposals aim to: provide step-free access to every platform; improve customer
Broads Property Services is selling stock fast. information and security; improve pedestrian and cycle connectivity to the station; add cycle lanes, crossings and junctions and improve aesthetics by planting trees and landscaping.
Historically Hayes has attracted major companies due to its connections to central London. Though the variety has changed over the years, large employers in the immediate area include Heathrow, Heinz and West London film studios. Due to the regeneration, coupled with Crossrail delivery, we can reasonably expect many more employers to look to relocate to Hayes.
Hayes is an attractive location for young professionals and families alike, and the town certainly caters to these families.There are 55 state primary schools in the area.
Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre, a £20 million sports and leisure complex in East Avenue, was a major boost for the town when it opened in 2010. Other facilities include: Hayes & Yeading UTD FC; Hayes Cricket Club; Hayes Amateur
Boxing Club; Olympian Fitness; Harlington Sports Centre Hayes is relatively self-contained in that it enjoys a mixture of amenities, cultural attractions and recreational facilities within the town. Examples include: Odeon cinema (Uxbridge); Hayes Beck Community Theatre; Open Air Theatre in Barra Hall Park; Norman Leddy Memorial Gardens.
Regenerating areas offer lower prices and huge potential for capital growth. Studio apartments start in the region of £120,000 now is the time to buy!
To make the most out your buy-to-Let investment, you should invest in a ‘promising’ area that has a) potential for capital growth and b) strong rental catchment – commuter zones, good transport, schools for young families, amenities.
If you would like an accurate property valuation, free of charge and without obligation please call 0208 561 9838 or pop into our offices at 1274 Uxbridge Road, Hayes UB4 8JF.