House prices across London continue to rise disproportionally to salaries, resulting in increasing numbers of people finding themselves priced out of home ownership.
Renting has risen by 75 per cent in the last decade, with the Private Rented Sector (PRS) undergoing the most significant change in a generation - it is providing an alternative to buying that can appeal to both investors and occupiers.
Young people will be renting for longer than their parents and are increasingly discerning in their choices. Though the optimum sizes and layouts of apartments are well understood, it is the provision of quality design coupled with the addition of communal amenities and services, such as cinemas, gyms, meeting spaces, home deliveries, laundry, convenient moving in and moving out facilities, which complement tenants’ lifestyles – this is where operators are now focusing their attention and achieving brand loyalty.
Holder Mathias designs homes for individuals, giving them the ability to personalise their own space for their preferred way of living. For the past twenty years they have also been involved with the design for leisure, retail, health and fitness. This knowledge influences the current thinking for the PRS, helping to reinforce tenant experience and brand identity.
Holder Mathias can help clients design, develop and build homes that ‘work’ for the new generation. Contemporary IT has provided the PRS tenant with direct links to a host of services, from dealing with a blocked sink to ordering a pizza.
The projects displayed in this exhibition demonstrate different approaches to residential design that have been developed by Holder Mathias Architects. The designs, which include communal facilities and services, illustrate how London could develop a more aspirational PRS product.
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