Recently, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding people continuing to work from home after lockdown has been lifted. Apple has asked its employees to go into the office three days a week by September, and KPMG has asked its staff to come into the office for a minimum of two days a week. Therefore it is indicated that working from home will become the norm for many companies.
Additionally, Deloitte recently carried out a survey of Chief Finance Officers and found that 97% of them expect a more agile home working life to become the norm over the long term. They also expect by 2025 that a full quarter of the workforce will be based at home. This is a big increase from the 5% who were home-based in 2019.
Despite offices still playing an important role in business, it is still important for people to ensure they have space at home for a working environment that allows them to be productive and positive. Consequently, it is now necessary for businesses to – recognise the need for this and support their staff in finding a suitable home.
The societal shift to longer-term home working has led many companies to consider the benefits of corporate lets. Corporate lets have two main benefits – allowing businesses to relocate employees to new locations with minimal hassle and offering discounted rental homes to employees as a competitive staff perk.
Quintain Living is leading the field in the Build to Rent sector and offering amazing corporate lets packages. These packages provide employers with the assurance that their staff is living in a safe, professionally managed home with plenty of outdoor space. Additionally, staff are also given access to work facilities when working from home and lifestyle-led amenities to support a healthy work-life balance. Companies are able to choose from flexible tenancies, as Quintain Living provides a selection of tenancies starting from three months to three years.
Danielle Bayless, Chief Operating Officer at Quintain Living, comments:
“Corporate accommodation is no longer simply offering a place for employees to sleep at night. Companies are increasingly prioritising the quality of the entire living experience for their employees including the security of their homes and the suitability of the apartments for frequent home-working. There’s also notably more interest now in things like on-site facilities and local amenities – ensuring that employees are able to enjoy a healthy work/life balance the moment they leave their desk.”
For businesses looking to offer a better alternative to temporary corporate accommodation in hotels or to offer discounted rental packages as a perk to their employees, Quintain Living has a varied collection of developments available at Wembley Park. They are only 12 minutes from Central London and provide companies with a hassle-free process, no fees, and an impressive range of style homes.
Employees will reap an abundance of benefits while living at the development as apartments are available furnished with utilities set up and ready to go. Superfast Wi-Fi is also included and ready to use on move-in day.
The homes provided by Quintain Living include high-quality furnishings and appliances. They have also been co-designed with John Lewis & Partners and include many high-specification Samsung products. Consequently, residents are able to enjoy a home that has the ideal blend of style, homeliness and functional space. There is a range of apartment sizes available, and employees can use an additional bedroom as an office space if they wish.
Canada Gardens in Wembley Park is a development that has corporate lets, which deliver outstanding on-site facilities, as well as high-quality homes. Residents also have access to cosy work-from-home sheds, and they are perfect for connecting with nature in between meetings.
The name for Canada Gardens was inspired by the acre of private podium gardens available at the development. The grounds boast garden-party design features, including outdoor kitchen entertainment spaces and BBQs. Additionally, there is an enormous roof terrace with 360° views of the City, the Chilterns, and the famous Wembley Stadium arch. There is also a serviced clubhouse and library, which residents can use when there is bad weather.
For employees with children, there’s a private ship-themed play area, as well as a crèche space available for private party hire. Pets are also welcomed across all Quintain Living developments, and in Canada Gardens there is – a pet park, local walking services, and doggy daycare.
Danielle Bayless, Chief Operating Officer at Quintain Living, continues:
“For companies that are offering a hybrid office and home-based working arrangement, the standard of accommodation they provide for their employees is incredibly important. So is the local area and what’s on offer, and this is a big win for Wembley Park.”
Quintain Living’s residents can enjoy a range of amenities across the safe, managed Wembley Park estate. The carefully selected programme of local entertainment includes: summer opera screenings, acoustic gigs, vintage fairs, local artists-led arts and crafts workshops, and much, much more. There are also many local businesses that add to the excitement of living in Wembley Park, such as Boxpark and Bread Ahead. Additionally, later this year a seven-acre park will be opened to the public.
There will also be a packed schedule of virtual events for residents to enjoy, courtesy of the Quintain Living team. This will include wine tastings, cocktail classes, and candle-making lessons. Moreover, Quintain Living takes care of residents’ life admin, including managing utility bills and dry-cleaning.
For more information on Quintain Living or to book a viewing, visit www.quintainliving.com, search for @quintainliving on Instagram, or call 020 3151 1927.