A concierge service was long seen as the height of luxury London living that only wealthy city buyers had access to, or so we thought. This valuable service has fast-become a firm feature across many of London’s stylish new apartment buildings, and for some home buyers it is now a priority feature when searching for the right home to buy. As one of London’s leading providers of affordable housing, Notting Hill Genesis offers a selection of stylish Shared Ownership apartments where residents can reap the rewards of having access to a 24-hour concierge service on-hand to help make everyday life that little bit easier.
Dating back to 1697 the term ‘concierge’ derived from French heritage, and simply meant ‘keeper of the keys’ where their solitary role was to provide access. Throughout the Middles Ages, concierges would do just that – looking after the keys to castle rooms and ensuring that any visiting nobility had everything they needed during their stay. As the role of a concierge evolved over many years, what is expected now covers a complex job description, facilitating everything residents want and ensuring the process is as seamless as possible. From the simple task of opening doors, to looking after post and signing for deliveries, parking management, arranging repair requests and restaurant bookings – and even just to provide a friendly hello and goodbye to residents as they go about their day, as well as providing a reassuring sense of security for all residents.
Notting Hill Genesis offers concierge services at a selection of its London-based developments. Aspect Apartments in Canary Wharf, nearby Goodluck Hope in Poplar (pictured above) and Royal Albert Wharf in east London’s Royal Docks are all available to purchase with Shared Ownership, and all have access to this much-desired facility.
Monica Lacobas, Head Concierge at Royal Albert Wharf comments:
The concierge role comes with a lot of responsibility. I make sure that everyone is kept safe and the facilities are maintained according to health and safety regulations. Another important responsibility I have is to look after residents’ keys and hold any packages that are delivered. A concierge must be a people person, you must always provide excellent customer service and handle everything with complete professionalism and efficiency. We are there to help and support the residents, and being a daily point of contact means we often build trust and a friendly rapport with the many residents and visitors.
Comprising a high-quality collection of stylish one-bedroom apartments within London’s premier financial districts, Aspect Apartments enjoys a central location within the heart of Canary Wharf’s stunning waterside setting, where deposits start from just £15,025. Two imposing east and west towers are a striking example of prime modernist-influenced architecture, balanced with contemporary 21st century style living. Featuring an impressive specification, these Shared Ownership apartments offer a fantastic opportunity for city professionals to enjoy a home that delivers a stunning botanical sanctuary, their very own private balcony garden, fantastic cityscape views, as well as two DLR stations just a few minutes’ walk away from the development.
Forming an integral part of a brand-new east London neighbourhood beside London City Island, Goodluck Hope offers an exclusive collection of one-and two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments. Enjoying an outstanding waterside location, close to one of the most distinguishable meanders on the River Thames, residents here will have access to a thriving hub of amenities and a network of cycle paths and walking routes. A range of excellent on-site facilities that cater for wellness, workspace and downtime including a gym, fitness suite and pool. A private cinema room, and an exclusive roof terrace and residents lounge provide a great space to relax and unwind. Both East India DLR and Canning Town DLR and Underground station are around a 13-minute walk away, offering journeys into central London in less than 20 minutes.
Taking centre stage on the northern bank of the River Thames, is the striking Royal Albert Wharf development. Enjoying an outstanding position on the famed Royal Docks in East London, purchasers who choose to make one of the Shared Ownership apartments their home will be able to reap the rewards of living within one of the capital’s emerging new neighbourhoods. Comprising a selection of two and three-bedroom apartments, buyers can open the door to a stunning new waterside property with deposits starting from just £10,750. Finished to a high specification, each apartment offers well-considered layouts, flexible open-plan kitchen/living/dining areas and a private balcony or terrace. Located in Zone 3, public transport links are excellent with Gallions Reach DLR station just a few minutes’ walk from home, where reaching the City and the rest of London is easy.
For more information about Aspect Apartments, Goodluck Hope and Royal Albert Wharf please contact Notting Hill Genesis on 020 3815 2222 or register your interest on our website to book your viewing today.