Broads’ top 10 rea­sons why Hayes is so pop­u­lar

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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