Testimonials

  • Zoe, investor

    “Driving home after a Take That concert at the Stadium, I passed the new apartments nearby and thought ‘wouldn’t it be great if I could just walk home right now and not have to drive!’. The apartments at Wembley Park are perfect for buy-to-let because they are very modern, of a good size and don’t require any maintenance.

    To make it even easier, Quintain offer a one stop shop on site, so not only did they help with the sales process, but they also found me a tenant once I had completed and now look after the ongoing management of the property and the tenant”

    TAKE THAT! WEMBLEY

    With people working longer hours than ever and transport costs continuing to rise, ‘convenience’ is often at the top of purchasers’ lists when they look to buy or rent a new home and it was after attending one of the sell-out Take That concerts at Wembley Stadium in July 2009 that 33-year-old management consultant Zoe Guilford first thought about buying at Wembley Park.

    Zoe comments: “There were about 80,000 other fans trying to get home after the concert and as I was stuck in traffic on the way back to my flat, I passed the new apartments near the Stadium and thought ‘wouldn’t it be great if I could just walk home right now and not have to drive home!’”

    She continues, “I am very social and love live music and my dad is mad about sports but travelling back home after a night out is usually the worst bit and can really affect your evening. When I told my dad about the apartments at Wembley Park, he suggested looking into buying one as a sort of ‘social base’ – somewhere we could use after concerts and sports events to make a real night of it.”

    Wembley Park is one of the UK’s largest mixed-use new development projects and will include cafes, bars and restaurants, a large variety of shops, a 10 screen cinema and the largest designer outlet store within the M25 in addition to offices, student housing, a luxury hotel and an apart-hotel. Set to become one of north London’s biggest attractions, Wembley Park will create a sustainable urban community for its residents, where everything needed for daily life, from cash machines and restaurants to groceries and gyms, is within the development.

    Shortly after visiting the development with the Wembley Park sales team, Zoe decided to move to the Isle of Man but opted to buy an apartment at Wembley Park as a rental investment instead of the Wembley base she had initially planned for. In September 2009, she completed on a pre-tenanted one-bedroom apartment in Forum House, the first residential phase of Wembley Park.

    She comments, ”The apartments at Wembley Park are perfect for buy-to-let because they are very modern, are of a good size and don’t require any maintenance. To make it even easier, Quintain offer a one stop shop which meant that not only did they help with the sales process, but they also found me a tenant once I had completed and now look after the ongoing management of the property and the tenant”

    The interior specification at Wembley has been designed to minimise ongoing maintenance while reflecting the contemporary nature of the development: bathrooms are mirrored or tiled from floor to ceiling with steel baths and shaver sockets; contemporary fitted kitchens feature ceramic tiling and quality branded appliances finished in brushed stainless steel; bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, and all of the apartments have underfloor heating.

    Quintain has future-proofed the apartments at Wembley Park, meaning that all homes have access to a 100mb broadband connection, the fastest residential broadband in Europe, and the UK’s first Envac waste system, which transports waste off-site quickly and hygienically through a series of underground vacuum pipes twice every day.

    For security and peace of mind, each apartment at Wembley Park is provided with a digital video/audio entry-phone system and the main entrance doors can only be entered using a fob. The development also offers secure underground parking covered by CCTV and the only 24-hour concierge service in Wembley.

    With superb transport links into central London from just 13 minutes via the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and Jubilee tube lines - in addition to the overland line from Wembley Stadium, motorway links and fast-track bus routes - Wembley Park has proved popular with young professionals, first time buyers and investors looking for a well-connected London base.

    Zoe concludes, “I am making a healthy 6% return on my money and with Quintain looking after my investment I don’t have to worry about it at all. Although I will keep it tenanted in the short-term, I would definitely consider using the flat as my London base in the future. With all the attractions of Wembley Park on the doorstep and central London just minutes away on the tube I really couldn’t ask for much more!”

    For more information, please contact the sales team on 0845 201 1205 or email info@wembleycity.co.uk.

    Alternatively, please visit the website at www.wembleycity.co.uk.

  • Elisabetta, owner

    As well as being a home, property is often viewed as an investment and savvy purchasers are continually looking for the next ‘up-and-coming’ area where there is the prospect of substantial and rapid increases in value. Elisabetta Barone, a university lecturer at Kings College, believes that she has identified an area with real potential and has recently bought at Quintain’s Wembley City scheme in Wembley, northwest London.

    Originally from Italy but having spent a lot of her student and professional career in London, Elisabetta explains, “I am glad to have bought into Wembley early as I expect to benefit as the area is regenerated by Quintain. I was in London during the 1990s and saw what happened to the prices at Canary Wharf and I think the same could happen here at Wembley City, especially as it is expected to be an official Olympic venue. The plans for the shopping centre, the cinema and all the other things are very exciting and will mean that soon, I won’t have to travel for anything at all!”

    At over 85-acres, Wembley City is one of the UK’s largest mixed-use new developments and in addition to a 10 screen cinema and the largest designer outlet store within the M25, will include cafes, bars and restaurants and a large variety of shops as well as offices, student housing, a luxury hotel and an apart-hotel. The development will offer residents everything they need for daily life, from cash machines and restaurants to groceries and gyms and is set to attract over 20 million visitors per year.

    Elisabetta continues, “I had been house-sitting for a friend in the Docklands for over a year but wanted to find somewhere for myself that was new and affordable. Despite all the news about falling property prices in Canary Wharf, it was still too expensive for me and when I came to Wembley City, I found the same quality apartments for much less money.”

    Having moved in to her one bedroom apartment in November, Elisabetta comments, “I am very comfortable living at Wembley City because the apartments are very functional and well designed, and I have a very easy journey to work – just 35 minutes from Wembley Park to Waterloo on the Jubilee Line. I also like it because I always feel safe: I am just five minutes walk from the tube station and know that the concierge is there looking out for you 24-hours a day.”

    The apartments at Wembley City are elegant and modern and reflect the contemporary nature of the development: bathrooms are mirrored or tiled from floor to ceiling with steel baths and shaver sockets; stylish fitted kitchens feature ceramic tiling and quality branded appliances finished in brushed stainless steel; bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, and all of the apartments have underfloor heating and access to outside space. 

    Wembley City is also one of London’s most technologically and environmentally large-scale developments meaning that all homes have access to a 100mb broadband connection, the fastest residential broadband in Europe, and the UK’s first Envac waste system, which transports waste off-site quickly and hygienically through a series of underground vacuum pipes.  

    For security and peace of mind, each apartment at Wembley City is provided with a digital video/audio entry-phone system and the main entrance doors can only be entered using a fob. The development also offers secure underground parking covered by CCTV and the only 24-hour concierge service in Wembley. Residents have a choice of transport links into central London including the Metropolitan (13 minutes), Bakerloo and Jubilee tube lines - in addition to the overland line from Wembley Stadium, motorway links and fast-track bus routes.

    Elisabetta concludes, “The development is perfect for people like me who want a good quality new home that is close to central London but still affordable for the average Londoner. I do not want to move away from Wembley City and so when I grow out of this apartment, I hope to be able to buy a two bedroom in one of the later phases.”

    For more information, please contact the sales team on 0845 201 1205 or email info@wembleycity.co.uk.  Alternatively, please visit the website at www.wembleycity.co.uk.  

  • Richard, owner

    “I spent nearly a year getting up at half past five and catching the 7 o’clock train to London but knew that it couldn’t be a long-term solution. As I saw it, I could either stay in a hotel or find somewhere affordable to buy. That’s when I found out about Wembley Park.

    Having a London pied-á-terre at Wembley Park is ideal because my commute into Westminster is only 40 minutes door-to-door and the Metropolitan line can get me directly to Kings Cross for my train back to Leeds. I have friends and colleagues who live in other areas of London with the same length commute but their flats are generally much more expensive and for me, it was more important to find somewhere competitively priced that did not require any work doing on it or maintenance and offered good long-term prospects.”

    A PIED-A-TERRE WITH AN EDGE

    It is estimated that around 64,000 of London’s workforce choose to live outside Greater London and commute into work, but for people who wish to minimise the time they spend travelling like Leeds-based Richard Taylor, who has just bought at Quintain’s Wembley Park to, a pied-á-terre could be the answer.

    Working for a London-based company in the financial sector, Richard’s job means that his time has to be spent between Leeds and London. He comments, “I spent nearly a year getting up at half past five and catching the 7 o’clock train to London but knew that it couldn’t be a long-term solution. As I saw it, I could either stay in a hotel or find somewhere affordable to buy. That’s when I found out about Wembley Park.”

    In September 2009, Richard completed on his brand new one bedroom flat in Forum House, the first residential building at Quintain’s groundbreaking Wembley Park project. At over 85-acres, this is one of the UK’s largest mixed-use new developments and will offer residents everything they need on their doorstep, from cash machines and restaurants to groceries and gyms. It will also incorporate a 10 screen cinema, the only designer outlet centre within the M25, a large variety of shops, offices, student housing, a luxury hotel and an apart-hotel.

    Richard continues, “Having a London pied-á-terre at Wembley Park is ideal because my commute into Westminster is only 40 minutes door-to-door and the Metropolitan line can get me directly to Kings Cross for my train back to Leeds. I have friends and colleagues who live in other areas of London with the same length commute but their flats are generally much more expensive and for me, it was more important to find somewhere competitively priced that did not require any work doing on it or maintenance and offered good long-term prospects.”

    But it isn’t all work and no play for Richard, as he explains: “With Wembley Arena and Wembley Stadium on my doorstep and a whole new shopping and entertainment district being built over the next few years, the flat isn’t just going to be used during the week for work but will be getting a lot of use at the weekends, with my friends and family using it as a base for when they come down to London for football games, evenings out and shopping trips.”

    The apartments at Wembley Park are elegant and modern and reflect the contemporary nature of the development: bathrooms are mirrored or tiled from floor to ceiling with steel baths and shaver sockets; stylish fitted kitchens feature ceramic tiling and quality branded appliances finished in brushed stainless steel; bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, and all of the apartments have underfloor heating and access to outside space.

    Richard comments, “The fact that it was a new build was definitely something that attracted me to Wembley Park. I don’t have the time to worry about maintenance work, redecorating or renovations so it was nice to be able to move into a somewhere where everything was already in place and all of it a great spec. The fact that it has the concierge is also reassuring because I can lock the front door on a Friday and know that it will be safe and secure while I’m away for the weekend.”

    Residents of Wembley Park have a choice of transport links into central London including the Metropolitan (13 minutes), Bakerloo and Jubilee tube lines - in addition to the overland line from Wembley Stadium, motorway links and fast-track bus routes.

    As a long-term investment, Richard is excited about what the future holds for Wembley: “Part of my logic for buying here is that I know the development of Wembley Park is going to have a very positive impact on the whole area and push prices up. With three local stations, the infrastructure is already very good and Wembley Park is providing new amenities to the community which, when combined with the good prices, makes the area a very attractive investment opportunity.”

    For more information, please contact the sales team on 0845 201 1205 or email info@wembleycity.co.uk.

    Alternatively, please visit the website at www.wembleycity.co.uk.

  • Ankur, tenant

    “I think that for me, the biggest attraction of Wembley was that it has the second largest Asian population in London and so all the shops and amenities cater for this market, with a great selection of Indian restaurants and grocery stores. The area also has loads of transport links with fast Tubes and trains running to central London and a really good local bus service.

    When my wife came over from India it was obvious that my little studio was not big enough for both of us and we needed to find somewhere else to live. I was keen to stay in the area as I really like it and have a lot of friends here so started looking for places in the neighbourhood. I had walked past Wembley Park many times before and thought it looked expensive but when I enquired, it was actually very affordable.”

    WEMBLEY CALLS

    After finishing university, graduates are often left with the important decision of where to settle down to begin their professional career. The areas most popular with young ‘settlers’ are those that are reasonably priced and offer good transport links, a range of suitable shops and amenities and homes suitable for singles and couples. For this reason, Quintain’s Wembley Park development in Wembley, northwest London, has experienced high sales and rental demand from graduates and young professionals.

    Having finished university and moved out of halls of residence in 2008, 26 year-old Ankur Govil, who is an IT professional at an investment bank, was looking around London for a place to settle and eventually decided upon Wembley. He comments, “I think that for me, the biggest attraction of Wembley was that it has the second largest Asian population in London and so all the shops and amenities cater for this market, with a great selection of Indian restaurants and grocery stores. The area also has loads of transport links with fast Tubes and trains running to central London and a really good local bus service.”

    Ankur moved into a studio flat in a 1980s block but started looking for another apartment when his wife moved to the UK in 2009: “When my wife came over from India it was obvious that my little studio was not big enough for both of us and we needed to find somewhere else to live. I was keen to stay in the area as I really like it and have a lot of friends here so started looking for places in the neighbourhood. I had walked past Wembley Park many times before and thought it looked expensive but when I enquired, it was actually very affordable.”

    Ankur is now living in a one-bedroom apartment in Forum House, the first residential phase of the landmark Wembley Park scheme. Quintain’s ultimate vision is to create a sustainable urban community for its residents where everything needed for daily life is on the doorstep, from cash machines and restaurants to groceries and gyms. When finished, the development will feature cafes, bars, restaurants, a 10 screen cinema, a large variety of shops and the largest designer outlet store within the M25, and is set to become one of north London’s biggest attractions.

    Ankur continues, “The flat I am living in at Wembley Park is great because it is very modern, with quality kitchen appliances and really good insulation that saves me a lot of money – my energy bills this winter were only £5 per week! It is also very handy having the concierge downstairs 24-hours a day because they take deliveries for you, help you with any problems you might have and they also add an extra element of security.”

    The interior specification at Wembley has been designed to minimise ongoing maintenance while reflecting the contemporary nature of the development: bathrooms are mirrored or tiled from floor to ceiling with stylish suites and high quality fittings; contemporary fitted kitchens feature ceramic tiling and branded appliances finished in brushed stainless steel; bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes, and all of the apartments have underfloor heating and generous storage space for things like golf clubs and vacuum cleaners.

    Quintain recognises that, like Ankur, many people rely on a fast broadband connection for their day-to-day lives and do not want to have to wait for access once they have moved into their new home. For this reason, all residents at Wembley Park are able to instantly access Quintain’s Velocity1 service, which offers a super-fast 100mb broadband connection and a customisable digital TV service which gives buyers the channels they want. In a further effort to ‘future-proof’ the apartments, Wembley Park also features the UK’s first Envac waste system, which transports waste off-site quickly and hygienically through a series of underground vacuum pipes twice every day.

    Ankur comments, “Because Wembley Park has its own TV and broadband system, I was hooked up to the internet from the minute I moved in, which was very important at the time because my wife was working at home and needed a good connection. Velocity1 also provides telephone and TV, with packages that include specific Asian channels such as Zee TV. The Envac system is also very good because it means you don’t have to wait for your rubbish to be collected every week – you just drop it down the chute whenever you want and it’s gone!”

    With superb transport links into central London from just 13 minutes via the Metropolitan, Bakerloo and Jubilee tube lines - in addition to the overland line from Wembley Stadium, motorway links and fast-track bus routes - Wembley Park has proved popular with young professionals, first time buyers and investors looking for a well-connected London base.

    Ankur, who works at an investment bank in Marylebone, concludes, “Even though I’m a little further out of the city, I probably have the best commute out of all my colleagues and friends because all I have to do is catch the train from Wembley Stadium and my commute is just 20 minutes door-to-door!”

    For more information, please contact the sales team on 0845 201 1205 or email info@wembleycity.co.uk.

    Alternatively, please visit the website at www.wembleycity.co.uk.

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